Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
FOUND IN: Harvard University ArchivesSeries Identifier: UAI 20.811
Overview: The collection contains handwritten records kept by Harvard University relating to the interactions between the Marshpee Indians and Reverend Phineas Fish from his appointment as pastor for the Marshpee Indians by Harvard in 1811 until his departure in 1841. Chiefly consisting of correspondence between administrators of Harvard University, local government officials, and Phineas Fish, the volume also includes contracts, petitions, and a small printed booklet relating to the legal case between...
Overview: The Mashpee Indian Land Case Records consists of depositions, trial transcripts, memoranda and research materials related to the Mashpee Wampanoags's suit against the town of Mashpee, Massachusetts and its large landowners. These materials are related to a preliminary trial which sought to establish the Mashpees's legitimacy as a legal Native American "tribe" who could be rightfully awarded former tribal lands on Cape Cod.