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


To learn more about the continuance of Native nations in New England

Read Native authors!

William Apess’s Eulogy on King Philip, as pronounced at the Odeon, in Federal Street, Boston (1836)

Princess Redwing and Ernest Hazard, The Narragansett Dawn (serial)

The Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag, to have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970 

Linda Coombs, “First Thanksgiving”

Cheryll Toney Holley (Nipmuc), “For All My Relations"

Tall Oak Weeden (Pequot, Wampanoag, Narragansett), elder and activist

Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England
Dawnland Voices 2.0

​More Native authors from New England

Visit tribal museums and traveling exhibits:

Aquinnah Cultural Center (Wampanoag territory)
Mashpee Wampanoag Museum
"Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History
Passamaquoddy Cultural Heritage Museum
Penobscot Nation Museum
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
Tantaquidgeon Museum (Mohegan territory)
Tomaquag an Indigenous Museum (Narragansett territory)
Waponahki Museum (Passamaquoddy territory)

Read the scholarship on Native adaptation and continuance in New England:

Daniel Mandell, Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts (1996)
Colin Calloway, ed., After King Philip’s War: Presence and Persistence in Indian New England (1997)
Jean O’Brien, Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts. 1650–1790 (1997)
Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney, Captive Histories: English, French and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid (2006)
Lisa Brooks, The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (2008)
Jean O’Brien, Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England (2010)
Drew Lopenzina, Through an Indian’s Looking Glass: A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot (2017)
Marge Bruchac, Savage Kin: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists (2018)  
Christine Delucia, Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (2018)

Please note that these recommendations are not comprehensive. This page does not and cannot represent a full listing of Native authors, sources and scholarship. Please consider this page a starting place, not an end.

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