Book Notice

Taking Stock

One of the initial goals of the Indian Papers Project was to encourage new scholarly research on New England Native communities by providing free access to a fragmented and widely dispersed documentary record.  Ten years later, we’re seeing the results…

Book Notice / Book Talk: Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics

Central to any understanding of Seventeenth Century Native New England is the figure of Ninigret (c. 1600-1676), the sachem of the Eastern Niantics and Narragansetts.  In fact,  Ninigret was at the center of almost every major development involving southern New England…

Book Notice: Leviathan

Understanding the British Empire can be particularly challenging for American scholars, especially those of us whose work often intersects with some aspect of its long influence on Native American history.  Most helpful in making sense of British history is David…

Book Notice: For Adam’s Sake

We want to call attention to our friend and colleague Allegra di Bonaventura’s new book For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England, which traces the astonishing story of five families in the first one hundred years of…