Places

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…

Can you name the author of this map?

The individual who drew this map also made sketches of other New England Indian communities.  In the upcoming months, check the Project’s web archives to see more of them.