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Our beloved kin : a new history of King Philip's War

Lisa Tanya Brooks (Author)
"With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the "First Indian War" (later named King Philip's War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Through both a narrow focus on Weetamoo, Printer, and their network of relations, and a far broader scope that includes vast Indigenous geographies, Brooks leads us to a new understanding of the history of colonial New England and of American origins. In reading seventeenth-century sources alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history, Brooks's pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England."--Jacket flap
Print Book, English, 2018
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2018
Personal narratives
xv, 431 pages : maps ; 25 cm
9780300196733, 9780300244328, 0300196733, 0300244320
Prologue: Caskoak, the place of peace
Part I. The education of Weetamoo and James Printer: exchange, diplomacy, dispossession
Namumpum, "our beloved kinswoman," Saunkskwa of Pocasset: bonds, acts, deeds
The Harvard Indian College scholars and the Algonquian origins of American literature
Interlude: Nashaway: Nipmuc country, 1643-1674
Part II. No single origin story: multiple views on the emergence of war
The Queen's right and the Quaker's relation
Here comes the storm
The printer's revolt: a narrative of the captivity of James the Printer
Part III. Colonial containment and networks of kinship: expanding the map of captivity, resistance, and alliance
The roads leading North: September 1675-January 1676
Interlude: "My children are here and I will stay": Menimesit, January 1676
The captive's lament: reinterpreting Rowlandson's narrative
Part IV. The place of peace and the ends of war
Unbinding the ends of war
The Northern front: beyond replacement narratives