Politics, Power, & Sovereignty

Exploring how Native American communities survived under a dominant society, the dynamics of the relationship between the two, and the ways Native sovereignty might have been expressed, especially with respect to periods of reservations, relocation, allotment, assimilation, and citizenship and to race relations.

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, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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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
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for a temporary stay of execution for Sagamore Sam in an effort to gain information regarding Lake's brother, Thomas.
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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