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, Chappaquiddick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint by a number of the Chappaquiddick Indians regarding the encroachments by the English onto Indian land
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by John Pease, Jr. seeking liberty to either remove a small dwelling house, in which he held an interest, from the lands of the Chappaquiddick or to be compensated for his interest in the building
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Samuel and Martha Peters seeking authorization to mortgage their interest in their house and a portion of their land in order to settle debts with John Pease, Jr, and to purchase Pease's interest in said house
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A certification of the account of Michael Bacon and a resolution granting him compensation for expenses incurred in the boarding, nursing, and burial of Alexander Queppish
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Michael Bacon for reimbursement in the boarding, nursing, and burying of former soldier, Alexander Queppish
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request that Simon's annual pension, granted as a result of his service to the Crown, might be enhanced and continued during the political unrest between the colonies and Britain
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Christiantown, Nipmuc
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A directive that fifteen pounds be paid out to the Ompany's and used for the purpose mentioned in the petition
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Christiantown
Category
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for the Court to allow Arey to appeal a verdict in his lawsuit against Joseph Unquet
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick, Christiantown, Deep Bottom, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Paine Mayhew, William Hunt, and John Sumner for the Court to revisit and accept their previously submitted account of expenses
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking authorization, together with the Guardians of the Natick Indians, to sell as much of his land at Natick as is required to settle the debts for which he was imprisoned