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, Settlement, Migration, & Resettlement, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A remonstrance against the recent request for an alteration in the form of government at Mashpee
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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 request that the Mashpee be protected from falling into English debt and from unjust servitude
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Fall River/Troy
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint by Zerviah Gould Mitchell regarding the illegal cutting and sale of wood from her land and a request for a legislative inquiry and redress
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Fall River/Troy
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint regarding the illegal cutting and sale of wood from her land and a request for a legislative inquiry and redress
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Fall River/Troy
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
Affirmation by numerous townspeople of the Indian lineage of Zerviah Gould Mitchell
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Fall River/Troy
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by for the appointement of a suitable person to to sell her interest in land in order to pay the debts of her deceased mother, Lydia Squinn
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Fall River/Troy
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request of Phebe Gould for the appointment of a suitable person to sell her interest in land in order to pay the debts of her deceased mother, Lydia Squinn
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Fall River/Troy
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Phebe Gould and Zerviah Johnson for leave to sell their interest in land Troy, MA in order to pay the debts of their deceased mother, Lydia Squinn
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint regarding the inaction of their guardians in providing relief to the tribe
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by the widow of John Hector for financial assistance