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, Pocasset, Sakonnet, Fall River/Troy
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment
Summary
A hand-drawn map detailing the coastline of Fall River, Pocasset, Mount Hope, and Sakonnet, including some territorial boundaries
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An order granting a tract of land, eight miles square, in the Nipmuc Country to residents of Lynn and Reading based on military service in King Philip's war
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for a grant of land, eight miles square, in the Nipmuc Country based on military service in King Philip's war
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An order granting John Blackwell and his heirs an eight square mile tract of land in the Nipmuc Country
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An order granting John Blackwell and his heirs an eight square mile tract of land in the Nipmuc Country
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for a grant of land, eight miles square, in the Nipmuc Country, with accompanying order granting said request
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for a grant of land eight miles square in the Nipmuc Country
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An order granting John Blackwell and his heirs an eight square mile tract of land in the Nipmuc Country
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for three additional years to occupy the seven mile square tract of land granted to them in the previous year and for three years of tax exemption
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An answer deferring to earlier action by the committee appointed to investigate the affairs at Sherborn with no additional action to be taken