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Parish (Jasper) Collection
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Description
A collection of material related to the life and work of Jasper Parish, interpreter for the U. S. government and Iroquois Native Americans.
Background
Jasper Parish (1767-1836) of Canandaigua, New York, served as an interpreter and U.S. sub-agent to the Iroquois nation from 1792 to 1828. Parish was fluent in the Mohawk and Delaware languages after having lived among the Munsee and Mohawk nations for six years as a child. Parrish's residence with those nations began when he and his father were kidnapped by members of the Munsee nation on July 5, 1778. Parish lived with the Indians for seven years before returning to his birth family in 1784. In some records, his last name is sometimes spelled Parrish.
Extent
1.65 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.