Category Archives: Native American history

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

An Unsettled Land


Chapter 1. An Unsettled Land New England was a haunted land before the first European settlers arrived in the early 1600’s. Native American trading relations with the Norse along the Charles and Taunton Rivers, as well as Mount Hope Bay, and Narragansett … Continue reading

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Upcoming Book Events


This winter into spring, I look forward to meeting some of you during upcoming book events.  My latest book called “Hidden & Forgotten Places of Rhode Island History is now available. I am also working with Loren Spears of the … Continue reading

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Was Cacauwonch “The Beginning Place”?


Was Cacauwonch “The Beginning Place”? by Robert A. Geake The first place name under the letter C in Frank Waabu O’Brien’s  American Indian Place Names in Rhode Island, is the name Cacauwonch, with its literal translation as “the beginning place”.  In geographical … Continue reading

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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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