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Transnational Futures of Indigenous Studies

Editors of the Yale Indian Papers Project recently returned from a successful trip to England where they continued work at the National Archives (TNA) of the United Kingdom, presented a paper at a conference at the University of Oxford, renewed relationships with…

Congratulations to Faith Damon Davison

The editors of the Yale Indian Papers Project wish to congratulate our friend, colleague, and advisor, Faith Damon Davison, who was recently recognized by the Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards Program with the “Honored One Award” for her…

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…

Shoat

shoat, n., a young weaned pig. Possibly Flemish in origin, the use of the word shoat first appears in the English language in the mid- 15th century.  Shoat has the secondary transferred meaning of an idle, worthless person. It is this…

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…