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Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Lisa Brooks


With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Our Beloved Kin recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and 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. King Philip’s War (1675-1678) is often viewed as the quintessential moment of colonial conquest and Native resistance, but these stories reveal a historical landscape much more complex than its original Puritan narrators conveyed. Our Belo ... More

Keywords: King Philip’s War, First Indian War, New England, Native American, Colonialism, Indigenous, Captivity, Resistance, Diplomacy, Geography/mapping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300196733
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Brooks, author
Amherst College