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Re: Sergeant, John (1710-27 July 1749)

Comment: forum readers should first re-read the first post by the Forum of April 2005. It's a good background reference to Mr. Delahunt's contribution.

There was a very long string attached to the education and salvation of the heathen. Land base. We are led to believe that the benefactors consulted with the Nipmuc, so.west Wampanoag, Mohegan, Stockbridge-Munsee (et al) communities about the removal of their sons (and daughters on p.15 in the historical doc letter) to become indentured scholars.
It's curious that after Mr. Sergeant's death no indigenous scholar was found capable to fulfill a position as tutor, teacher, preacher.

Maybe (only) two- Samson Occom'at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Occom
but his path was meant for other endeavors.
And William Apes http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/sscape/apes.html
I would like to share another link http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2h19.html

Today many of these same indigenous communities are struggling to regain everything: language, land base, "recognition".
Thank you Mr. Delahunt for sharing the site of the two historical letter(s).
Star.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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