Mapping the Landscape of Native New England

Mapping the Landscape of Native New England

One of the more perplexing geographic features of southern New England is Dighton Rock, a 40-ton, 11½ by 5 foot sandstone boulder once located on the east side of the Taunton River in the present-day town of Berkely, Massachusetts.  Nicknamed…

Inside a Connecticut Indian Wigwam

In the fall of 1761, Ezra Stiles visited the Western Niantic Indian community in the Niantic-East Lyme, Connecticut area.  Of the several Indian dwellings or wigwams standing there, he made sketches of two in particular, that of George Waukeets and Phoebe…

Mapping the Landscape of Native New England

Ezra Stiles (1727-1795), the influential minister, scholar and president of Yale College, had a knack for writing things down.  Nothing escaped his attention.  His notebooks, journals, and correspondence often included the Native world around him.   This world fascinated Stiles, who…