Historical Perspectives From The Wigwam with Jennifer Lee

Join Jennifer Lee, Northern Narragansett educator and bark basket maker, as she talks to a small group of young people gathered in her Eastern Conical Wigwam. In this 17-minute video, she presents an historical overview about Indigenous life in the Connecticut River Valley before the European settlers arrived.

Her talk is visually illustrated with historical paintings and drawings depicting Indigenous life in the 1600s and 1700s. She contrasts differing world views of the Indigenous and European cultures.

The video is part of a 10-part series of short videos about Native life, past and present, produced by the Nolumbeka Project and Jennifer Lee.

Depicted above is the great Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and his son, Metacomet, who led a rebellion against the English in 1675-76 and who is described in the video.