Gradual Manumission Act

GRADUAL ABOLITION/MANUMISSION

The New York Manumission Society was founded in 1785, and worked to prohibit the international slave trade and to achieve abolition. It established the African Free School in New York City, the first formal educational institution for blacks in North America.Read more.

Iroquois Confederacy | Haudenosaunee

Also known as The League of Six Nations or the Haudenosaunee.

Sometime after 1370 Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca leaders responded to a call by Skennenrahawi (‘Two River Currents Flowing Together,’ called also the Great Peacemaker) to form a confederacy.The… Read more.

Many Doves of the Wolf Longhouse***

Coming Soon.

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Seminole Nation***

Ben Savard, who is introduced in book five of the Wilderness novels, is a native of New Orleans. His father was French born and raised; his mother was the daughter of the Choctaw and Seminole nations and African slaves who escaped and claimed freedom in the southern Florida swamplands, often among the tribes.… Read more.

Runs-from-Bears of the Turtle Longhouse

A warrior of the   Turtle Clan, husband to . Runs-from-Bears was a life-long friend of They went to war together and raised their families side by side. Annie, his youngest daughter, chose as husband the youngest son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner.… Read more.

Daisy Freeman Hench***

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Galileo Freeman***

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Curiosity Freeman***

Curiosity Freeman, born into slavery, gained her manumission papers with the help of a Quaker abolitionist. She is a central character in the Wilderness novels.

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Obituary

With great sadness we report that Mrs.… Read more.

Almanzo Freeman***

Waiting patiently..

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