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Paul Campbell Research Notes

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Title:Paul Campbell Research Notes
Date range:1976-1985.
Creator:Campbell, Paul
Extent:8 linear feet
Abstract:In January, 1975, the Narragansett Indian tribe filed suit in federal district court to regain lands in southern RI which they claimed were illegally taken from them in 1880. In May, 1976, Paul R. Campbell and Glenn LaFantasie were hired by the RI Attorney General's office and the law firm of Tillinghast, Collins and Graham as historians for the defense, initiating research on the tribe which spanned over two years and several states. By the time their work for the court case was completed, the two historians had collected photocopies of over 9,000 documents dating as far back as 1524.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number:MSS 369