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

The Printer's Revolt

This path follows James Printer or Wawaus, a Nipmuc scholar from Hassanamesit, who served as a printer's apprentice to Samuel Greene at the Cambridge press and as a scribe for Nipmuc sachems during King Philip's War. As a young man, he lived at the Harvard Indian College, in Cambridge, and taught in Nipmuc "praying towns." Puritan chroniclers accused James of "revolting" from "his master," Greene, on the eve of war, but the story of James and his brothers is much more complex that they would have us believe. Follow the links below to learn more about James and his network of relations in the Nipmuc country, and beyond.

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