Events

A Journey from Mashpee

This December brings to a close another successful semester of the Yale Indian Papers Project’s Native Internship Program.  This year’s interns, Eric Maynard (Mohegan) and Danielle Hill (Mashpee), assisted the Project with document transcription, metadata development, record creation, and various…

Thomas Commuck’s Indian Melodies Initiative

One of the items that will be appearing in the Indian Papers Collection is a copy of Thomas Commuck’s Indian Melodies that Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library owns.  Published in 1845, the work is possibly the earliest musical publication by a…

Thanksgiving 2017

For most of us, Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow.  A time when we remember family, friends, and the good things that have happened throughout the year. But for our friends and colleagues in the Mohegan Tribe, you could say that a…

Captured Stories

1614 was a critical year for the Wampanoag.  This was when Captain Thomas Hunt, an English explorer and trader, seized at least twenty of their countrymen from Patuxet to sell into Spanish slavery.  One of those taken was Tisquantum or…