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E/MS Unit I: Two Cultures Collide: Early Relations Between English Settlers and Indigenous People in Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies Lesson D: William Apess and the “Mashpee Revolt”
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The "Mashpee Revolt"
Read aloud or share key points from the Mass Moments essay that describes the Mashpees’ efforts to gain self-government. Have students read the petition and make a list of the Mashpees’ grievances and demands; then answer the questions at the end of the document.