Webquish, Joseph (1788)

Joseph Webquish was active in the political affairs of the tribe, signing a number of petitions and appearing prominently in the records of the state appointed guardians of the tribe for many years.  This was especially so during the height of the conflict with Reverend Gideon Hawley in the 1780s-1790s.  
 
Petition of the Mashpee Indians to the Massachusetts General Court, 1788.07.30.00; Petition of Elijah Pocknet and Other Mashpee Indians to to the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1792.01.14.00; Petition   of Sarah Mye and Other Mashpee Indians to the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1792.05.28.00; Remonstrance of Mashpee Proprietors and Others to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1788.10.31.00; Petition of the Mashpee Indians to the Massachusetts General Court, 1788.12.29.00; Petition of Noah Webquish and Other Mashpee Indians to the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1796.02.22.00.
 
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