Our Beloved Kin: Remapping A New History of King Philip's War

Chapter Eight

Unbinding the Ends of War


Peskeompscut (Shoshanim's Journey)
James Printer and Captain Tom's locations​
Lockety Fight


Eleazar's Elegy
James Quanananophit's Testimony Regarding Captain Tom 
Massachusetts Council to Daniel Gookin: James Printer and Nehimiah "come in"
William Wannukhow's Petition (side 1)
William Wannukhow's Petition (side 2)
Daniel Gookin's Letter regarding Joseph, Annaweekin's son
Seaver's map of Taunton with Lockety Fight​


Unbinding the Ends of War: Pocasset
Unbinding the Ends of War: Cambridge/Boston
Unbinding the Ends of War: Connecticut River Valley

Through following place-based paths in the "Unbinding the Ends of War" section of this website, we invite you to explore open-ended research that is driven by the questions that arose when a group of researchers considered together the "ends" of the conflict known as King Philip's War. Many of the paths open out from the last two chapters of Our Beloved Kin, and those chapters were, in turn, informed by this research. 

This section of the website emerged from the collaborative work of the Amherst College Mellon research seminar, “The Place of Memory,” in 2015. Mellon Research Fellows Heru Craig, Griffin Harris, Cassandra Hradil, Margaret King, Allyson LaForge, and Lauren Tuiskula worked alongside Lisa Brooks and co-instructor Dr. Andy Anderson to complete research and mapping projects for the website. The Mellon Seminar itself was inspired by research conducted in multiple archives by Lisa Brooks, Cassandra Hradil and Aida Orozco, alongside GIS mapping with Andy Anderson, during the summer of 2015. This research raised demanding questions about the ways in which the conclusion of the war had been narrated, and the ways in which documentary evidence and place-based research invited alternative streams of inquiry. Finally, Nia Holley joined the team toward the end of the project, in 2017, as an intern and contributor for pages related to Boston and Hassanamesit. The “Unbinding the Ends of War” section of this website is the result of this long-term collaborative work. We are grateful to the Mellon Foundation and the Whiting Foundation for supporting this project.
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