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
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for clemency, should he be captured by the English, for his eleven year old son who was amongst the enemy Indians in the Nipmuc Country
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Nipmuc
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A statement expressing the Nipmuc Indians' desire to adopt Christianity and to submit to the laws of Massachusetts Bay
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Community
Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Chappaquiddick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A resolution empowering and directing the Guardians of the Natick Indians to repay Andrew Dewing for land initially purchased of Benjamin Wiser
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking articulation from the Court as to the continued authority of the guardians as it relates to the Declaration of Independence
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking authorization for the Guardians of the Natick Indians to refund unto said Dewing money spent on a voided purchase of land from Bejamin Wiser in 1768
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request asking the Court to confirm that the Eames' maintained a right to the soil on land in Sherborn
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Eames for an exchange of land at Sherborn for that of Natick
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A description of the suit brought by Nicholas Norton against John Myers and the corresponding decision rendered by Justice of the Peace Coffin