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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.


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.


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.


Witchcraft in Bermuda

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