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Faith Damon Davison (1940-2019)

We share the sad news of the passing of our friend, colleague, and mentor, Faith Damon Davison. A wonderfully caring person, Faith was an elder, Nonner, and former Archivist of the Mohegan tribal community. One of the Native elders we…

Thank You, Eric

Eric Maynard, a member of The Mohegan Tribe, just concluded a successful internship with the Yale Indian Papers Project. Beginning in June and running through October, his primary responsibilities included learning the workings of our Mukurtu-based Native Northeast Portal platform. …

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.…