Historians DeLucia and Brooks speak at Brown University

Noted historians Christine DeLucia and Lisa Brooks offered scholarly reconsiderations of the histories of the King Philip War at a symposium at Brown University on April 11, 2019. Click here for a YouTube video of the presentations. Click here for a video of the discussion.

Brown Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) Associate Director Stéphanie Larrieux welcomed the audience and introduced the speakers pictured below,


Making introductory remarks were: Dr. Theresa Warburton (above left), Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and English and an interdisciplinary literary scholar whose work focuses on the intersections of literature and radical social movements. and Allyson LaForge (above right), a graduate student at Brown studying Native American And Indigenous Studies; Histories Of The Native Northeast; Decolonizing Methodologies; Public Humanities; and Material Culture.

Christina DeLuca (above) is Associate Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College and author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. In her presentation she refers to court documents from 1676 that reveal Indigenous views of the War that are not described in English literature.


Lisa Brooks (above) is Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College and author of Our Beloved Kin: A new History of King Philip’s War. She points out the way that early English maps often reveal Indigenous place names that were often replaced with English names. The term “Awikhiganwogan”, in the top graphic on this page, refers to any form of writing or drawings on birch bark scrolls that often reveal places of importance to Indigenous people that are often not disclosed in English writings.

Click here for a YouTube video of the presentations.

Click here for photos of Lisa Brooks presenting at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth, MA.

Click here to listen to Lisa Brooks on a Ben Franklin’s World audiocast.