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.

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
Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Settlement, Migration, & Resettlement
Summary
Treaty of the Quinnipiac sachem and his council selling land at the Quinnipiac village to English authorities
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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, Natick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for the liberty to build a parsonage and to establish Nathaniel Gookin as minister
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for exemption from Colony taxes, includes an order in response exempting the town from a single tax for a period of three years
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for a grant of land between Medfield and Natick, the liberty to purchase additional land from the Natick Indians, and exemption from taxes for seven years
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Settlement, Migration, & Resettlement
Summary
A request for a land grant and establishment as a separate town at Natick, includes Committee Appointment and Court Order
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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