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  • Dictionary of American-Indian Place and Proper Names in New England

    amerindianplacenames_catR. A. Douglas-Lithgow
    Foreword by David Allen Lambert
    NEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 456 pp.
    reg. $24.95, member price $22.46
    This dictionary is a key resource for scholars of New England Native American language, history, and culture, as well as genealogists.Experts at NEHGS have long relied on this book, first published in 1909, to help identify specific locations within New England and to interpret early deeds.Ideal for anyone with an interest in pre-1620 New England. Features include: introduction to New England tribes; state-by-state listing of place names, including some now extinct; list of prominent 17th-century New England Native Americans; enumeration of New England tribes; and lists of words from the Abenaki and Massachusetts (or Natick) languages.

    Indian Deeds

    Land Transactions in Plymouth Colony, 1620–1691

    Indian Deeds 100Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs
    NEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, vii + 647 pp.
    reg. $29.95, member price $26.96 This important genealogical work presents more than 400 transcriptions of early deeds of interest to Mayflower, Plymouth Colony, and Native American researchers. It includes a much-needed re-evaluation of land ownership and the relations between early-17thcentury European settlers and their Indian neighbors. A major addition to any early New England library.

    New England Captives Carried to Canada

    Between 1677 and1760 During the French and Indian Wars

    captives_catEmma Lewis Coleman
    Foreword by Donald R. Friary
    NEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 900 pp.
    reg. $29.95, member price $26.96
    Originally published in two volumes in 1925, New England Captives Carried to Canada represents decades of research conducted by Coleman and C.Alice Baker (author of True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada, 1897). This work names all the captives the two women discovered, provides biographical data for each, and paints a detailed picture of the Indian attacks on New England communities over the eighty-year period.Includes sources, a comprehensive index, and an appendix with greater explanation of terms, key people, and places mentioned in the text.For nearly a century, this has been the go-to resource and the most definitive work ever published on the subject.

    King Philip's War

    The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict

    Kingphilips_catEric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias
    The Countryman Press; 6 x 9, softcover, 430 pp., illus.
     $19.95
    King Philip's War (1675-1676) was one of America's first and costliest wars, and it engulfed all of southern New England.This book, co-authored by NEHGS trustee Eric Schultz, provides both an in-depth history of the war as well as a guide to historical sites where ambushes, raids, and battles occurred. Historians, colonial war buffs, and those interested in Native American history will gain insight into one of the most seminal events to shape the American mind and continent. 1999 

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