6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morrell Meeting Room
23 Pleasant Street
Join Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group for an author talk by Lisa Brooks on Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War. Brooks is Associate Professor of English and American studies at Amherst College. She is also author of The Common Pot: The Recovery Of Native Space in the Northeast.
In Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named King Philip’s War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Come explore the local significance and wide-ranging implications of these tales.