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Women in NY State History ...Indian Culture

"There was a right, custom, practice or privilege the women of the League possessed, which was that of voting, for at one of the last councils held between the Indians and the Whites - we believe the one at Bath, N. Y. - after several meetings, and much discussion, they were unable to agree and the Indians had quitted the council and were about to depart for their several homes. The women assembled in council and voted that their husbands should resume their council with the Whites and accept the proposition as submitted to them, which was complied with. This came very near being woman suffrage." (History Of Waverly, N. Y. And Vicinity by Capt. Charles L. Albertson, Waverly Sun Waverly 1943, p. 9, Chapter V. League Of The Iroquois) ...more>>

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