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Samuel Kirkland

Death: Feb 28, 1808

Birthplace: Norwich

Nationality: United States

Samuel Kirkland

Date of Death : Feb 28, 1808
Birth Place : Norwich

Samuel Kirkland was a Presbyterian minister and missionary among the Oneida and Tuscarora peoples of present-day western New York State. Kirkland graduated from Princeton in 1765. In 1793 he founded the Hamilton-Oneida Academy as a boys' school in central New York. A student of the Iroquoian languages, Kirkland lived for many years with the Iroquois tribes. He helped negotiate the land purchases that New York State made from the Iroquois after the American Revolutionary War, acquiring his own land in the process.

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