African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: Sergeant, John (1710-27 July 1749)
In Response To: 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.
Maybe (only) two- Samson Occom'at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Occom
Today many of these same indigenous communities are struggling to regain everything: language, land base, "recognition".