Tonawanda Section of the Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845

Title page of the 1845 census section for the Tonawanda Reservation. This section forms part of the enumeration of the population of New York State Indian Reservations (except Long Island).

Page two consists of the original title page to the Tonawanda section of the census volume.

Page one of two pages of printed version of an act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the New York State census of 1845. Entitled "AN ACT Relative to the Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the State." The Act gives instructions on how the census is to be carried out.

Second page relating an Act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the 1845 New York census and providing instructions for how it is to be carried out. Printed.

Schedule data, page one of six-page schedule [columns 1-12]. Data is presented in aggregate form for the entire reservation population instead of by family units. Unlike other sections of the census, there is no listing of heads of households and no explanatory note is given. The following data is given: number of males, number of females, number of married females under 45 and number of unmarried females in the family between the ages of 16 and 45. Manuscript [handwritten] data on printed form.

Aggregate data is presented for entire reservation population instead of individual family units, page two of six-page schedule [columns 13-24]. Data categories include statistics on social structure e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of family members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data is presented in aggregate form, page two of six-page schedule [columns 13-24]. Data categories include statistics on social structure e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data presented in aggregate form for entire reservation population, page four of six-page schedule [columns 37-48]. Data categories cover cultivation and agricultural production e.g. potatoes, wheat, oats planted and harvested; number of cattle horses and hogs and butter/cheese produced. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Manuscript [handwritten] form. Data presented in aggregate form rather than by family unit, page five of six-page schedule [columns 49-57]. Handwritten data categories include cultivation and land use e.g. number of plows, value of horticultural products, lands let, and number of persons from other tribes living on reservation (tenants? laborers?). Legibility of column titles is poor.

Manuscript [handwritten] form. Schedule data is presented in aggregate form rather than by family units, page six of six-page schedule [columns 58-61]. Handwritten data categories include information on occupation e.g.mechanics, farmers, physicians, and ?morality statistics? e.g. number of persons adhering to native religions and who are pledged to temperance.The page contains an explanatory note from Henry Schoolcraft noting a discrepancy between the total reservation population count listed and an earlier count given by a Tonawanda chief in 1842. Legibility of information is poor.

This page contains Henry Schoolcraft's statement and signature affirming the accuracy of the preceding enumeration. Dated October 31st, 1845. Manuscript (handwritten) information added to printed form.

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Schedule re: manufacturing and value of goods. No entries recorded except explanatory note, grist mill is public property of Tonawanda. Handwritten on printed form.

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Printed form of a two-page schedule. Data categories include number of churches and denominations as well as associated construction and improvement costs. Brief entry.

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Printed form of a two-page schedule. Data categories include number of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs. Brief entry.

Printed page of a schedule re: trades and professions. Data categories include number of hotels and retail trade and various professions e.g. farmers, merchants, mechanics, attorneys and clergyman. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form. Concludes Tonawanda section of census.
Identifier
NYSA_A1832-78_Tonawanda
Date
1845
Contributor
Schoolcraft, Henry, 1793-1864
Language
English
Source
Accession No. A1832-78, Secretary of State, Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845
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New York