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American History, 2018

This year there is much to consider at Thanksgiving time. We suggest you watch Real America w Jorge Ramos’ recent podcast episode: The Untold Story of Thanksgiving. It highlights a modern issue that has historical underpinnings. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe…

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…

Access to the Past

Following up on our recent post, the editors would like to let our readers know about an article about the Project, Access to the Past, in the latest issue of American Indian. In it, we talk about some of the…

Coming Soon . . .

Dear Colleagues, As you are probably aware, it’s been some time since we’ve updated the Op-Ed Blog.  We’ve been quite busy.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting news about things we’ve been working on for last several months.…

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…