igration" was a report on those who had to be removed to Wisconsin and other places, and "The Census" of the Seneca Nation contained the latest figures.
Official communications were printed from the Nation, the state of New York, and other organizations. For example, "An Act Passed May 8, 1845 for the protection and improvement of the Seneca Indians residing in the Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations in this State," passed by the state legislature, appeared in both English and Seneca. This act provided for Indians to bring suit in state courts, outlawed liquor on the reservations, provided for elections of peace officers and other officials, and protected the right of assembly. Other documents published in both languages included council resolutions and the laws of the Seneca Nation. The rules for the Convention of Christian Indians of the Six Nations were also printed.
Bibliography: Henry R. Schoolcraft, Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Conditions, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States ( Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1854), 4: 528; James Constantine Pilling , Bibliography of the Iroquoian Languages ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1888); Frederick Webb Hodge (ed.), Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), 2: 232; William N. Fenton, "Toward the Gradual Civilization of the Indian Natives: The Missionary and Linguistic Work of Asher Wright (1803-1875) Among the Senecas of Western New York," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 100 ( December, 1956), 567-581
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Danky and Hady; NUC; ULS
Title and Title Changes: Ne Jaguh + ́nigó + ̆ageśgwathah. The Mental Elevator ( 1841- 1850)
Volume and Issue Data: Ne Jaguh + ́nigó + ̆ageśgwathah. The Mental Elevator (No. 1, November 30, 1841-No. 19, April 15, 1850)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Buffalo Mission Press, Buffalo Creek Reservation, New York ( 1841-1846); Seneca Mission Press, Cattaraugus Reservation, New York ( 1846-1850)
Editor: Asher Wright ( 1841- 1850)