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.
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Source: James T. Axtell. Gift
See Jack Campisi, <i>The Mashpee Indians: Tribe on Trial</i> (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1991); Paul Brodeur, <i>Restitution, the Land Claims of the Mashpee, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Indians of New England</i> (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1985), and Jennifer Rebecca Rogers, "Mashpee Tribe versus New Seabury et al," Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary, 2001.
Maspee Indian Tribe Case Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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