REDACT: A panel discussion on the redaction of Maine’s 1820 Constitution
Recorded on November 19, 2020
In this recording a panel of experts discuss the topics covered Maine Historical Society's exhibit REDACT: Obscuring the Maine Constitution. The panel examined the redaction of Maine's 1820 Constitution in 1875 and the ramifications that ceasing to print sections 1, 2, and 5 of Article 10 had upon Wabanaki communities and public lands.
Panel Moderator: Darren Ranco (Penobscot) - Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at University of Maine, exhibit co-curator
- Dr. Catherine M. Burns – exhibit co-curator
- Michael-Corey F. Hinton (Passamaquoddy)–attorney
- Donna Loring (Penobscot)–tribal elder and author
- Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot)–attorney, author, and educator
During the panel, participants cited resources and court cases relevant to the 1875 redaction of the 1820 Maine Constitution, which are available below.
- Treaty between the Passamaquoddy Tribe & The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1794. Courtesy of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township
- Treaty of Watertown, 1776. Courtesy of Columbia University
- US Federal Non-intercourse Act, 1790 (making it illegal for non-Federal parties to treaty with Indians). Collections of the Library of Congress
- Col. John Allan to the Massachusetts Legislature urging a new treaty with the Passamaquoddy and Maliseet, 1793. From Kidder, Frederic, 1804-1885, and George Hayward Allan. Military Operations In Eastern Maine And Nova Scotia During the Revolution. Albany: J. Munsell, 1867.
- Treaty Between Massachusetts and the Penobscot Nation, 1818. Collections of Maine State Archives
- Maine State Constitution (unredacted), 1825. Collections of Maine Historical Society
- Johnson v. M'Intosh, 1824. Collections of the Library of Congress
- Murch v. Tomer, 1842. Courtesy of CaseLaw Access Project, Harvard Law School
- Penobscot Tribe of Indians v. Jones P. Veazie & another (1870). Courtesy of CaseLaw Access Project, Harvard Law School
- Granger v. Avery, 1874. Courtesy of CaseLaw Access Project, Harvard Law School
- State v. Newell, 1892. Courtesy of CaseLaw Access Project, Harvard Law School
- Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act, 1980. Courtesy of the Passamaquoddy at Sipayik