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
Mashpee Wampanoag, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Native Northeast Research Collaborative
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
James Walker's questions regarding Mashpee, Herring Pond, and Martha's Vineyard, with partial replies
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Chappaquiddick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
James Walker's notes on Phineas Fish's appointment at Mashpee and listing of families there, with mention of other Vineyard Native congregants
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Christiantown, Mashpee Wampanoag, Chappaquiddick, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
List of Mashpee voters in favor of or against Phineas Fish, with another list of Indian families at Christiantown
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A roster of 41 Mashpee male voters
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
An evaluation of the state of affairs at Mashpee with respect to the spending of the Williams Fund
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A testament to the upstanding character and service of Phineas Fish as minister to the Mashpee
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A response to Walker's questions about Fish's missionary work to the Mashpee and their open rebellion again him
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
Correspondence by Fish addressing his critics at Mashpee regarding his missionary work among them
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
Correspondence offering Hallett's perspective of the Mashpee controversy with Rev. Phineas Fish
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A second revised printing of a section from William Apes' Indian Nullification