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, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
Letter of introduction from Judge Davis regarding Phineas Fish and his position as missionary to the Mashpee
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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
A complaint by the proprietor of a Boston rooming house against two Mashpee delegates in town to meet with Massachusetts authorities
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
Letter of introduction to Nathan Pocknet and an update about William Apes and others at Mashpee
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag, Chappaquiddick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A letter proposing service among the Chappaquiddick on behalf of the Harvard Corporation
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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, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A letter from Phineas Fish regarding the charges against him, the condition of the Mashpee, and the policies of William Apes
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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 contract between Harvard College and Phineas Fish inviting him to take pastoral care of the Mashpee and Herring Pond Indian communities
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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
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, 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