Pequot

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Native Northeast Research Collaborative
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Education, Religion, & Missionary Efforts, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
Correspondence between the Governor of Massachusetts and his father in England about the state of affairs in New England at the start of the Pequot War

The present face of things here is very tumultuous. The French continually encroach and by venting of pieces and powder strengthen the Natives for civil wars and gain all the trade. The Natives themselves are very treacherous, cruel, and cunning, and let slip no advantages of killing and pilfering if they may do it and not be discovered.

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashantucket Pequot
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Pocumtuck, Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan Tribe
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society
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Native Northeast Research Collaborative
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Geography, Land, & the Environment

Wyyougs, Joseph

Joseph Wyyougs was a Mohegan Indian who had rights at the Western Pequot reservation.  In 1750, he complained about encroachments there.  Fifteen years later, Ben Uncas accused him of threatening assault.   IP 2.1.12, 13, 51-58, 258. Eva L. Butler, "Some Early Indian Basket Makers of Southern New England," in Frank Speck, Eastern Algonquian Block-Stamp Decoration (Trenton, NJ: The Archeological Society of New Jersey, 1947), 43.

Apes, William, 1798 - 1839

William Apes, the son of William and Candace Apes of Colrain, Massachusetts, was a minister, orator, and author of the first full-length autobiography by a Native person.  In that volume, he described himself as being black, white, and Indian. When Apes was young, his family removed closer to their ancestral Mohegan and Pequot communities in southeastern Connecticut. As a young boy, he was removed from his grandparents' care and raised as an indentured servant in several white households in New London County.

To the Honorable General Court Now Assembled

The request and declaration of your servant humbly sheweth that whereas your servant was formerly employed in two several expeditions against the Pequot Indians, and whereas the Honored General Court formerly have been pleased upon consideration of the like service to confer certain quantities of land upon several persons, among whom your petitioner understands his own name also was presented or mentioned, but the thing being not made known to your servant, it hath hither to lain dormant.

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To the Honorable General Court Now Assembled

The request and declaration of your servant humbly sheweth that whereas your servant was formerly employed in two several expeditions against the Pequot Indians, and whereas the Honored General Court formerly have been pleased upon consideration of the like service to confer certain quantities of land upon several persons, among whom your petitioner understands his own name also was presented or mentioned, but the thing being not made known to your servant, it hath hither to lain dormant.

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