Work, Poverty, & Economy

Exploring employment and finances--or lack thereof, and the developing systems of economic exchange between Native communities and the dominant society.

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An answer, by the Guardians of the Mashpee Indians, to complaints regarding infringements on the Mashpee's lands
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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 confirmation of their ownership in various pieces of land, through the right of Mary Umpinton Henry, at Natick and elsewhere
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request that four pounds be granted the petitioner to defray the costs associated with attending Court associated with complaints brought by Rueben Cognehew
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request that the Court grant liberty for the sale of remaining lands, as well as, for the appointment of examination of
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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 to the Court for liberty to sell her share of a ten acre parcel of land so as to mitigate the cost of her support
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request to the Court for recovery of funds expended in the care of Sarah Wamsquam
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request to the Court for a grant to relieve her from her debt and support her poor health
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An allowance for four pounds to be used to defray attested expenses in the care and boarding of Submit Awansamug
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request of Soheir, Williams, and others who own the saltworks at Mashpee for leave to bring five German prisoners of war into service there
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for direction in paying the expense associated with the care and supported