Lisa Brooks presents a New History of King Philip’s War

Lisa Brooks. Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College gave a talk on her recently published book, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War on September 27, 2018 at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth, MA.

Our Beloved Kin recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named King Philip’s War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson.


Maureen Whittemore and Leslie Patterson greet and sign in over 75 people who attended the “sold out” free event


Museum Director Elyssa Tardif introduces Dr. Brooks after pointing out a kettle that the Museum owns that is attributed to King Philip.


Dr. Brooks describes the geography of the King Philip War including the locations of indigenous food “bowls” and the home of Weetamoo on a map of Sowams.


Following her presentation, Dr. Brooks signs copies of her book and speaks with members of the audience.

Click here for a 57-minute interview with Lisa Brooks by Barry O’Connell of Amherst College on April 17, 2018.

Click here for an audio recording of Lisa Brooks on the Ben Franklin’s World website.

Click here for more about the Carpenter Museum.