Law

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A record of the sentencing to bond slavery of an Indian man, Stephen Wampum, for a term of one year for theft
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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 seeking liberty to sell as much land as necessary to settle debts accrued in the medical care of various family members, together with an order from the Court granting said request with certain stipulations
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint by the Indians at Natick that their right to fish is being infringed upon by neighboring non-natives
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
Order from the General Court that Ebenezer Felch come before the Court to respond to the complaint of the Natick Indians
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick, Nipmuc
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by John Chandler and William Lyon seeking seeking direction from the Court in the distribution of funds derived from the sale of a tract of land belonging to the late Samuel Pegan
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A decision by the General Court that the request of Samuel Abraham seeking permission to sell ten acres of his common land at Natick be granted
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Matthew Rice to the Massachusetts General Court asking for confirmation of his land purchased from the Natick Indians
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Wamesit
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint that a portion of the land originally granted to his grandmother in 1640 had later been granted by the Massachusetts General Court to the Wamesit Indians for their town
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick, Pawtucket, Nipmuc
Category
Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Settlement, Migration, & Resettlement
Summary
A request that the exchange of land between Chelmsford and the Indian town of Pawtucket be confirmed and that Natick, Hassanamisco, Nashoba, and Okommakamesit be laid out and protected from alienation