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Life Story: Quashawam

This is the story of a Montaukett sunksquaw who manipulated the colonial powers around her to solidify her status and her people’s security.

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Instructions for the New World

Queen Isabella I’s instructions on the governance of Hispaniola in 1501 were the blueprint for the development of the Spanish colonies of the Americas.

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Life Story: Weetamoo

This is the story of a sachem of the Pocassett people who led her warriors in support of Metacom/King Philip’s war against the Puritans.

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Witchcraft in Bermuda

This document details the trial of Jeane Gardiner, who was accused of witchcraft during the Bermuda hysteria of 1651–1655.

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