The History of the Seaconke Pokanoket Wampanoag Nation
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Type of Work398 p.
ProgramMA in Cultural Sustainability
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SubjectsWampanoag Indians -- Massachusetts -- History.
Wampanoag Indians -- Rhode Island -- History.
Wampanoag Indians -- Culture.
Cultural sustainability -- Capstone (Graduate)
This narrative is the history of the Seaconke Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation. (SPWTN) The history of SPWTN is inclusive of many of the Colonial American events that lead up to the founding of United States. The purpose ofthis narrative is to understand the history of the SPWTN through the perspective of a SPWTN's member and for SPWTN to be federally recognized by United States Government. This narrative is a rare and momentous account of history since it is written in the perspective of a Seaconke Pokanoket Wampanoag tribal member who descends from two heroic leaders of the Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation. The author descends from Massasoit, the great leader who first met and befriended the Pilgrims in 1620, as well as from Annawan, who was the last Pokanoket Wampanoag leader standing at the end of King Philips War. (1675-1676) Scholarly discourse, oral traditions, research, documentations, interviews, cited references, and clarifications of historic Wampanoag homeland will specify how the land is connected to the continuity and sovereignty of the SPWTN. A legal and academic argument concerning the issue of the dispossession of inherited title and ownership of certain land based cases will be addressed and discussed in this narrative. Relationships with local governments, as well as interactions with the United States Government will confirm SPWTN continuity and sovereignty from the past to the present. Church records and genealogical evidence of the group's historic identity and continuity as a sovereign tribal nation will be affirmed through, intermarriage within citizenship of SPWTN as well as with other Native American tribal nations. History, archeological artifacts, anthrological evidence, and newspaper clippings will also confirm the continuity of SPWTN from the past to the present. The conclusion of this narrative will explore the corrective possibilities and expectations for the future of the SPWTN.