WNPR and Lisa Brook’s Forthcoming Book: Our Beloved Kin

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Coming out on January 9, 2018 from Yale University Press – this looks amazing… A compelling and original recovery of Native American resistance and adaptation to colonial America.

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. Brooks’s pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England, reading the actions of actors during the seventeenth century alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history.

Listen to a NEXT interview by John Dankosky on WNPR with author Professor Lisa Brooks about her compelling new work “Our Beloved Kin” (scroll halfway down).

Pre-order a copy here.

Lisa Brooks is associate professor of English and American studies at Amherst College. She is author of The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast.

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9 thoughts on “WNPR and Lisa Brook’s Forthcoming Book: Our Beloved Kin”

  1. Hi! this post says Lisa Brook’s book is coming out in January 2017 (is this correct?) That would be last year, so perhaps this post is dated?


    1. I manually corrected the date in my FB post and the blog body itself but I can’t change the snippet in the FB link once it’s published (ugh), without taking the whole post with it – then the comments would disappear too. FB wonkiness.


  2. Thank you for posting about this and Bruchac’s work. I didn’t see an e-mail or contact link on this page, but I’d love to e-mail you. I’m a local artist who is looking to correspond and learn about indigenous knowledge and knowing. christopherjanke at g ** mai*l Thanks again for your blog. I have just found it, and I appreciate the information about important resources.


    1. Wliwni – thank you Christopher, nice to hear from you… thanks for checking in. You can reach me at rich dot holschuh at gmail dot com. I like your explorations of words and places… this is one of the themes I dwell upon often, in my own way. I look forward to a conversation.


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