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Identifier: indigenous-culture/mohegan

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records

Eleazar Wheelock collection

Identifier: MS-1310
Date(s): 1728 to 1779

Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779), founder of Dartmouth College. The Collection documents Wheelock's life as a minister during the Great Awakening movement and the founding of Dartmouth College through correspondence, deeds, petitions, recommentions, accounts, Wills and other legal documents.

Great Britain. Royal American Regiment commission

Identifier: Mss 757452
Mss 757452
Date(s): 1757-08-02
Scope and Contents

Commission signed by Lt. Co. John Young, of Joseph Johnson to raise a unit of Mohegan Indian scouts. Accompanied by orders to Johnson to scout Fort Edward to Fort Ticonderoga and rejoin the regiment at Fort William Henry. On the document is a letter from Johnson to his wife (August 19, 1757), describing life in camp and detailing the sickness of some of his fellow scouts.

John Buell (Junsonequin) Last Will and Testament

Identifier: Mss 745362
Mss 745362
Date(s): 1743-06-12
Content Description

The last will and testament of Mohegan Indian Junsonequin whose Christianized name was John Buell. In the will he mentions his "squaw" Luce Johnson and daughter Lydia, as well as Jonathan Trumble, who may have been the one penning the document. The will was signed by Sam Fitch, John May, Christopher Raymond and Adonijah Fitch as witnesses.

John Eliot statement

Identifier: Mss 659312
Mss 659312
Date(s): 1659-05-12
Scope and Contents

Statement by John Eliot to the General Court of Massachusetts, summarizing circumstances of a raid upon the subjects of Chief Josias by the Mohegans under chief Uncas, and requests, on behalf of the victims, their action in the matter.

Accompanying typed note suggests memorandum may be addressed on the Indian's behalf to the Society for Propagating the Gospel in New England.

Mohegan and Niantic Tribes, Petition Mohegan and Niantic Tribes

Identifier: Mss 785340
Mss 785340
Date(s): 1785-05

Petition in regard to fishing privileges, signed by Samson Occom and others.

Samson Occom digital collection

Identifier: MS-1237
Date(s): 1743 to 1790

Samson Occom, Mohegan Indian minister and missionary. Helped raise funds for Eleazar Wheelock's school which later became Dartmouth College. Journals and sermons document his life and career as a Native American Congregational minister between 1743 and 1790.

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