Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England. Siobhan Senier, editor. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska, 2014.
Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Abenaki, Nipmuc, Wampanoag, Narragansett, Mohegan, and Schaghticoke voices, past and present, are collected in this hefty paperback. We turned first to the Schaghticoke section to read the essays by Trudie Lamb Richmond, former director of Public Programming here at the Museum, and who is, in the words of a colleague, “a living legend.” The writings gathered together here highlight the rich literary traditions of Native New England.