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.

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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
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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