Re-Inscribing Indigeneity into the Historical Record
The Native Northeast Research Collaborative's Native Northeast Portal contains primary source materials by, on, or about Northeast Indians from repositories around the world. Documents are digitized, transcribed, annotated, reviewed by the appropriate contemporary descendant community representatives, and brought together with scholarly annotations and academic/community commentary into one edited interactive digital collection. The Portal currently contains thousands of records associated with scores of Native communities.
Spaced between lines of credits and debit in the Overseer account books are community stories that often go untold. Sometimes an opportunity arises to explore more closely these events hidden beneath the text and discover crucial insights into life on a 19th Century Connecticut Indian reservation.
Come explore the tragic stories of Edward Nedson, George Jackson, and several other victims of the deadly practice of rum selling.