Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Recent Research By MPMRC Staff

2008 and the 1st half of 2009 saw the publication of the following works by Mashantucket Pequot Museum research staff.

Handsman, Russell G. "Landscapes of Memory in Wampanoag Country, and the Monuments Upon Them." In Archaeologies of Placemaking: Monuments, Memories, and Engagement in Native North America, edited by Patricia E. Rubertone. Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2008.
Online catalog record

Mancini, Jason R. "Beyond Reservation: Indians, Maritime Labor, and Communities of Color from Eastern Long Island Sound, 1713-1861." In Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Power in Maritime America: Papers from the Conference Held at Mystic Seaport, September 2006, edited by Glenn S. Gordinier. Mystic, Conn. : Mystic Seaport, c2008.
Online catalog record

McBride, Kevin. "Pequot Medicine Bundle: Bundles, Bears, and Bibles: Interpreting Seventeenth-Century Native 'Texts'." In Early Native Literacies in New England : a Documentary and Critical Anthology, edited by Kristina Bross and Hilary E. Wyss. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, c2008.
Online catalog record

McBride, Kevin and David Naumec. Technical Report : Battlefield of Mystic Fort Documentation Plan. Mashantucket, Conn. : Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 2009. Submitted to National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, March 1, 2009.
Online catalog record

Naumec, David J. "From Mashantucket to Appomattox: The Native American Veterans of Connecticut's Volunteer Regiments and the Union Navy" New England Quarterly, v.81:no.4 (Dec. 2008): 596-635

Naumec, David J. “Connecticut Indians in the War of Independence.” Connecticut History v.47:no.2 (Fall 2008): 181-218.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Listen Up: Online Audio

The following is a roundup of some of the interesting, and free, audio content currently available online that is relevant to the scope of our collections. For those just becoming familiar with online audio, a podcast is a series of audio programs in MP3 format that can be downloaded individually or subscribed to through a syndication feed (RSS). Streaming audio is audio content that you listen to on demand, usually directly through your web browser.

Historian David Naumec Discusses Connecticut Native American Military Involvment
Bill Fowler, Chair of New England Quarterly's Board of Directors, speaks with Mr. Naumec about his article, "From Mashantucket to Appomattox: The Native American Veterans of Connecticut's Volunteer Regiments and the Union Navy" in New England Quarterly, December 2008, Vol. 81, No. 4

Eastern Pequot Archaeology
Stephen Silliman (UMass) Discusses His Work with the Eastern Pequot Archaeological Field School on WFUMB, FM 91.9, Boston.

"Keeping The Native Nipmuc Language Alive"
Streaming audio. Feature story on NPR's All Things Considered, April 13, 2009. Part of a four-part series aired in conjunction with the PBS television series We Shall Remain.

Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond
Audio series by Dr. J. Kehaulani Kauanui, of Wesleyan University.
Includes discussions of regional interest, such as:
2-13-09 Crisis on the Schaghticoke Reservation
3-11-08 A Native American Affairs Commission in Connecticut?
2-26-08 Engaging Indigenous Critiques of Native New England History
2-19-08 Beyond Conquest: Rewriting Native Connecticut: Interview with Dr. Amy Den Ouden
10-16-07 Interview with Chief Richard Velky (Chief of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation)

Native Studies Program at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Features discussions of academic topics regarding Canadian First Nations.

National Museum of the American Indian
Audio content regarding programming at the NMAI.

Indian Country Headline News Podcasts
A weekly audio podcast, produced by Indian County Today, providing a summary of national news items important to Native communities.

United States, Department of the Interior Podcast
Look for information related to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.