Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Friday, January 30, 2009

Strength and Courage: Native American Cancer Survivor Stories

The Archives & Special Collections is pleased to present a new oral history collection: Strength and Courage: Native American Cancer Survivor Stories. With funding provided by the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the New England division of the American Cancer Society, Northeast Tribal Wellness & Cancer Prevention is working to document Native American experiences with cancer to provide helpful information to current and future generations. Transcripts of taped interviews with Native American cancer survivors are available to be viewed by the general public and researchers. Recordings and mementos are also being collected, though some of these materials may be restricted. This on-going project is currently focusing on members of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. The long-term goal is to collect donations from Native American cancer survivors throughout the Northeast.

For more information contact the Archives & Special Collections.

Phone: (860) 396-7020
Email: archive [at]

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Books - January 2009

Below we list some of the most notable titles from our recent acquisitions. Please follow the link to the catalog record for more information.

Attaquin, Helen Avis Alyce. A brief history of Gay Head, or ’Aquiniuh’. [S.l. : s.n.], c1970. Catalog record

Bross, Kristina and Hilary E. Wyss, eds. Early native literacies in New England : a documentary and critical anthology. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2008. Catalog record

McBride, Kevin, David Naumec and Rahiem Eleazer. American Battlefield Protection Program grant : battlefields of the Pequot War : presentations to landholders. Mashantucket, Conn. : Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 2008. Catalog record

Moondancer and Strong Woman. A cultural history of the Native peoples of southern New England : voices from past and present. Boulder, Colo. : Bèauu Press, c2006. Catalog record

Morrison, Michael A. and James Brewer Stewart. Race and the early republic : racial consciousness and nation-building in the early republic. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2002]. Catalog record

Prins, Harald E.L. and Bunny McBride. Asticou’s island domain : Wabanaki peoples at Mount Desert Island, 1500-2000 : Acadia National Park ethnographic overview and assessment. Boston, Mass. : Northeast Region Ethnography Program, National Park Service, 2007. Catalog record

Rubertone, Patricia E. Archaeologies of placemaking : monuments, memories, and engagement in native North America. Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2008. Catalog record

Tucker, Spencer C., ed. The encyclopedia of North American colonial conflicts to 1775 : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008. Catalog record

Van Zandt, Cynthia J. Brothers among nations : the pursuit of intercultural alliances in early America, 1580-1660. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008. Catalog record