Massachusetts Phase 1

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request from William Jeffery, an Indian man of Harwich, MA, seeking compensation for military service, having sustained a wound at Fort George while under the command of Colonel Westbrook.
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request from Joshua Ralph, an Indian man from Eastham, MA, on behalf of his son, Joshua Ralph, Jr., seeking permission for him to marry the presumed widow, Rachel Francis
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A committee report on the request from the Indian proprietors of Oyster Island, heirs of Simon Wicket, seeking authority to sell the island in order to satisfy debts
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request from the Indian proprietors of Oyster Island, heirs of Simon Wicket, seeking authority to sell the island in order to satisfy debts
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request of Samuel Abraham, Sr., a Natick Indian, asking permission to sell some land in order to build a house, stating that he is "weary of living in a wigwam"
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Thomas Drury and others asking for permission to purchase a tract of land, known as Meganchuk, belonging to the Natick Indians near Framingham
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by James Speen, an Indian from Nashoba, on behalf of other Indians, asking for compensation for firearms that were taken from them at the end of King Philip's War and subsequently lost
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for and confirmation of the title to a tract of land at Natick
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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 Thomas Henchman and others asking for confirmation of the sale of land formerly belonging to Indians at Nashoba or Littleton
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Simon Sinkawah of Natick for financial assistance for his injuries from his service in Queen Anne's War