Category Archives: Native American history

Explores facets of natural and political history of the indigenous peoples of Southern New England.

An Inquiry into Crookfall Brook and the Woonsocket Watershed Area Part I


A Brief  Inquiry of  the Crookfall Brook and Woonsocket Reservoir Watershed.   Part I.   At a talk I gave recently at the Audubon Society in Bristol on “Rediscovering Places of Native American Memory”, I was approached by Tim Wynne, who enthusiastically … Continue reading

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Known Land, Foreign Tongue: Early European Attempts to Navigate the Algonquian Language.


Known Land, Foreign Tongue: Early European Attempts to Navigate the Algonquian Language. by Robert A. Geake For those who ventured out on the sailing voyage to America in the early to mid-  seventeenth century, there was a sense of a continent … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Native American Places of Memory


A talk given at the Audubon Society on February 26, 2012 In the closing years of the nineteenth century a tide of nostalgia seemed to sweep the nation. In American historiography, this was the second such wave that swept the public when … Continue reading

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Uncas, Miantonomo, and Historical Memory


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Whom Did Verrazzano visit?


Whom Did Verrazzano Visit? By Robert A. Geake In writing “Keepers Of The Bay”, I realized that one of the first points of inquiry would have to be early European encounters, including Verrazzano’s visit to Narragansett Bay in 1524. As … Continue reading

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NENA Adaptation Part III: English Law and “Indian Justice”


Chapter III English Law and “Indian Justice”. Despite Winslow and Tisquantum’s diplomatic efforts and their gathering of the Sachems signatures of peace, the most powerful Native American nation in Southern New England wanted no part of the agreement. The Narragansett … Continue reading

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Part II: Boundaries Upon The Land and People


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Northeastern Indian Adaptation to European Perception of Person, Property, and Law: Part I The Mark of A Man


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Roots of the Liberty Tree


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Plain Speaking:Native American Articulation on European Encroachment and its Consequences.


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