Below you will find the course readings for the 2013 Institute. Readings are subject to change for future iterations of the Insitutute.
Texts to be Read in Advance
Calloway, Colin G. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Re-making of Early America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Indian Country Today (newspaper) <http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com>.
Salisbury, Neal, ed. The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, by Mary Rowlandson, with Related Documents. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 1997.
Bruchac, Margaret. “Earthmakers and Placemakers: Algonkian Indian Stories and the Landscape.” Pp. 56-80 in H. Martin Wobst and Claire Smith, eds. Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice. London: Routledge Press, 2005.
Dorris, Michael. “Indians on the Shelf.” Pp. 98-105 in Calvin Martin, ed., The American Indian and the Problem of History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. Used by Permission of Oxford University Press, USA.
Haefeli, Evan and Kevin Sweeney, eds. Captive Histories: English, French, and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. Pp. 1-27, 49-53, 109-116.
Haefeli, Evan and Kevin Sweeney. “Wattunmmon’s World: Personal and Tribal Identity in the Algonquian Diaspora, c. 1660-1712." In William Cowan (ed.), Actes du Vingt-Cinquiéme Congrés des Algonquinistes. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1994. Pp. 212-224.
Nash, Alice. “Quanquan’s Mortgage of 1663.” In Cultivating a Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts. Ed. Marla R. Miller. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009. Pp. 25-42.
Pynchon Papers. Ed. Carl Bridenbaugh and Juliette Tomlinson. Vol. 2: Selections from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1985. Pp. 77-80.
Apess, William. “Eulogy on King Philip.” In Barry O’Connell, ed. On Our Own Ground: The Complete Writings of William Apess, A Pequot. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. Pp. 275-310. Focus on pp. 275-288, 306-310.
Den Ouden, Amy. Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Pp. 91-141.
Fisher, Linford D. The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. 107-135.
Mandell, Daniel. Tribe, Race, and History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Pp. 1-38.
Nash, Alice. “Still Pequot after All These Years.” Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life. Vol. 1, no. 1 (September 2000).
O’Brien, Jean M. Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Pp. 167-199.
Occum, Samson. “Autobiographical Narrative, Second Draft.” Pp. 52-58 in Joanna Brooks, ed. The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Park, Joseph. “An Account of the Late Propagation of Religion....” Christian History (August 1, 1743).
Shoemaker, Nancy. “Mr. Tashtego: Native American Whalemen in Antebellum New England.” Journal of the Early Republic, vol. 33 (Spring 2013), pp. 109-132.
Brown-Pérez, Kathleen. “A Right Delayed: The Brothertown Indian Nation’s Story of Surviving the Federal Acknowledgment Process.” In Amy E. Den Ouden and Jean M. O’Brien, eds. Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (2013).
Coombs, Linda. "Holistic History: Including the Wampanoag," 12-15. Fawcett, Melissa Jayne. The Life and Lessons of Gladys Tantaquidgeon. Phoenix, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2000. Pp. 63-99.
Gunn, Steven J. “The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act at Twenty: Reaching the Limits of Our National Consensus.” William Mitchell Law Review, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 503-532.
Lester, Joan. "Art for Sale: Cultural and Economic Survival," in Laurie Weinstein, ed., Enduring Traditions: The Native Peoples of New England. (Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1994), pp. 151-167.
McMullen, Ann. “What’s Wrong with This Picture? Context, Conversion, Survival and the Development of Regional Cultures in Southeastern New England.” Pp. 123-150 in Laurie Weinstein, ed. Enduring Traditions: The Native Peoples of New England. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 1994.
Speck, Frank G. “Indian Girl Saves Legends of Race.” Science News-Letter, vol. 14, no. 386 (Sept. 1, 1928), p. 124.
Speck, Frank G. “Reflections upon the Past and Present of the Massachusetts Indians.” Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, vol. 4, no. 3 (April 1943), pp. 33- 38.