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Mashpee Indian Tribe Case Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 94 M37

Scope and Contents

Includes plaintiff's first set of requests for admissions to all defendants; defendants exhibits, copies of articles about the Mashpee Indians; kinship relations; Indian Office files; list of Mashpee Indian community members; and testimony of James L. Axtell concerning "Mashpee Tribe vs. New Seabury Corp. et. al." The suit by the Mashpee Indians to recover lands did not succeed. The court held the Wampanoag people did not constitute a tribe.

Dates

  • 1970-1977

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift

General

Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

Additional information may be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/94_M37_Mashpee.pdf

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1994.
Title
Guide to the Mashpee Indian Tribe Case Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
Date
2007-07-18
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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