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“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


Conclusion: The Continuing Struggle over Recognition

Jean M. O’Brien

in Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665778
eISBN:
9781452946672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665778.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how New England Indians are compelled to depend on accounts claiming their extinction in order to validate their survival. What distinguishes American Indians from other races ... More


Distancing

Lisa Blee and Jean M. O’Brien

in Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648408
eISBN:
9781469648422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648408.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter brings personal experience with history into focus by recounting interviews with passersby as they talk about Massasoit and what the statue means to them, and juxtaposing these accounts ... More


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