This Moodle site provides a forum for sharing readings, discussions, and other materials for NEH Summer Scholars and faculty members participating in the NEH Summer Institute: Teaching Native American Histories July 2017.
Native Americans of New England examines the history of Native American peoples in New England from before the onset of European colonization through the present day, showing how the past and the present are linked. A rigorous, interdisciplinary humanities program includes primary source analysis, museum visits, and conversations with Native and non-Native guest presenters. Concepts such as culture, identity, citizenship, and sovereignty take on new meanings when we examine the struggles and achievements of indigenous peoples.
Our focus on New England communities offers teachers an opportunity to examine historical processes in one region over time, while also looking at those processes more broadly in North America.