Beyond Reservation: Indian Survival in Southern New England
There are roughly nine million acres of land in southern New England. The process of colonization by Europeans was so rapid and thorough that by the American Revolution, Indians in this region collectively possessed less than 30,000 acres. This presentation provides an overview of how Indians and their communities responded to land dispossession, negotiated race, ethnicity, and identity, and how they maintained social and kinship networks on land and at sea. Specific attention is given to areas beyond the bounds of colony-established reservations including rural communities of color, Indian mariners, and urban Indian neighborhoods.
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