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Participant name: Grant-Costa
Date range: 2020-2021
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HC-276442-20

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (Mashantucket, CT 06338-3804)
Paul Joseph Grant-Costa (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
On Our Own Ground: Pequot Community Papers, 1813-1849 - Recording daily life in two of Connecticut’s Native Communities

The creation of editor and editorial assistant positions and support for community scholars to facilitate the continuation of a digital project on the history of New England tribal communities.

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and Native Northeast Research Collaborative propose to transcribe, edit, annotate and publish online, a series of 19th-Century Eastern and Mashantucket Pequot manuscript overseer reports. The records detail the income and expenses of two Native communities and include debt accounting through goods and services delivered to tribal members and income derived from land rental or labor, providing unique insights into the daily lives of Native people in Early Republic Connecticut. Tribal representatives will review content, work collaboratively with Editors in the annotation process, adding information, commentary and perspective. The efforts will result in a collection of more than 100 previously unpublished, freely-accessible high-quality images, two forms of transcriptions, metadata, interactive biographies and commentary for tribal, scholarly, educational and public use.

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Project fields:
Cultural History

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)

Division:
Digital Humanities

Totals:
$179,578 (approved)
$176,058 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020