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The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

Tanis C. Thorne

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182989
eISBN:
9780199789030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182989.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is first biography of Jackson Barnett, the Native American who gained unexpected wealth from oil found on his property. The book explores how control of Barnett's fortune was violently contested ... More


“The English Did Wrong Them About Their Lands”: The Political Awakening of John Wompas

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter details John Wompas's experience of returning home and finding an English family occupying his house, which was emblematic of the situation facing New England Indians in the last quarter ... More


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