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, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A contract from the Overseers of Mashpee providing Phineas fish with the annual use of certain Mashpee lands and a recommendation to convey a deed for land on which his house may be built
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A record of the sentencing to bond slavery of three Indian men, Ralph Jones, Robin Sepit, and John Sepit, for terms of two years each, for theft
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A record of the sentencing to bond slavery of an Indian man, Stephen Wampum, for a term of one year for theft
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An eyewitness statement by Stephen Numock testifying against Eliakim Quacum, accused of stealing a canoe
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking liberty to sell as much land as necessary to settle debts accrued in the medical care of various family members, together with an order from the Court granting said request with certain stipulations
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Tunxis
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mohegan Tribe
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A reminder by Sunksqua, Oskoosooduck, and others of their fidelity during King Philip's War and remonstrance against a committee report mischaracterizing the nature of the Eastern Pequot community
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative
Category
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty