To The Editor:
A new book shows that it was colonial settlers who practiced burning forestland in colonial times. “Muncie Indian Trade in Ulster County, New York, 1712 -1732”, published last year by Syracuse U. Press, translates the log book of an unnamed Dutch Kingston trader, and has an entire section devoted to sales and services with early Native Americans. The old accounts record was discovered amongst Philip Schuyler’s papers, now in the archives of the NY Public Library.