Sample 1: “Asserting Rights, Reclaiming Space: District of Marshpee v. Phineas Fish, 1833-1843”
From May of 1833 to March of 1834, the Mashpee Wampancag tribe of Cape Cod Massachusetts waged an campaign that is aggressive gain political and religious autonomy from the state. In March of 1834, the Massachusetts legislature passed an act disbanding the white guardians appointed to conduct affairs for the Mashpee tribe and incorporated Mashpee as an district that is indian. The Mashpee tribe’s fight to restore self-government and control of land and resources represents a”recover that is significant of space.” Equally significant is exactly what happened once that space was recovered.
The topic of this paper addresses an understudied and essential period in the real history associated with Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Read more