Editorial Note: Eastern Pequot Advisory

The Pequot Community Records, 1813-1850, part of the larger collection known vernacularly as the Overseers' Records, are a set of financial and legal papers pertaining to the management of Connecticut’s Indian tribes.  The documents, for the most part, were generated by non-Native appointees and reflect the pervasive settler-colonial perspective that underpinned Connecticut's policy towards its Indigenous peoples, treating them as wards of the State.   The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation maintains that during this time and to the present day, it exists as a sovereign First Nations People despite the indignities of the overseer system.

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