Geography, Land, & the Environment

Exploring both natural and human-made environments in Native New England space, including reservations, land loss, land use rights and ownership.

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An answer, by the Guardians of the Mashpee Indians, to complaints regarding infringements on the Mashpee's lands
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking confirmation of their ownership in various pieces of land, through the right of Mary Umpinton Henry, at Natick and elsewhere
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request that Gideon Hawley be granted land for a house lot, improvement rights to 30 cleared acres, and, while minister to the tribe, use of enough marsh land so as to harvest five tons of hay, and the right to harvest firewood from tribal lands
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request that the Court appoint a successor to the trust so that the funds derived from the sale of lands at Natick may be disposed of to Martha Bowman, Samuel Bowman, Joseph Pegan, Martha Pegan, Zachariah Equis, Betty Equis, and Benjamin Wiser
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request that four pounds be granted the petitioner to defray the costs associated with attending Court associated with complaints brought by Rueben Cognehew
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request to the Court for liberty to sell her share of a ten acre parcel of land so as to mitigate the cost of her support
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for liberty to sell as much of her land at Natick as is necessary to pay her debts and support her in her sickness
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Community
Nipmuc
Category
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Geography, Land, & the Environment
Summary
A request that the Court appoint a successor to the trust so that the funds derived from the sale of lands at Natick may be disposed of to Martha Bowman, Samuel Bowman, Joseph Pegan, Martha Pegan, Zachariah Equis, Betty Equis, and Benjamin Wiser
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Community
Nipmuc
Category
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Work, Poverty, & Economy
Summary
A request seeking confirmation of their ownership in various pieces of land, through the right of Mary Umpinton Henry, at Natick and elsewhere
Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Settlement, Migration, & Resettlement
Summary
Treaty of the Northern Quinnipiac sachem selling land at the Quinnipiac River to English authorities