Reservation Subsistence: A Comparative Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of a Mashantucket Pequot and EuroAmerican Household
by William A. Farley
In southeastern Connecticut in the 19th century, many Native Americans resided on reservations in close proximity to European American communities. The Mashantucket Pequot, who lived on a government-controlled reservation during this period, and their European American neighbors both utilized forestland resources in their subsistence strategies. This article explores the subsistence strategies of both groups and interprets the importance of the reservation to indigenous-identity maintenance.