Every Swamp is a Castle: Navigating Native Spaces in the Connecticut River Valley Winter 1675-1677 and 2005-2015
by: Lisa Brooks
Winter Ecology: Insights from Biology and History Northeastern Naturalist (2017) 24(Special Issue): H45-H80.
Key words: Kwinitekw, Place-Based, Wampanoag, ArcGIS
This essay focuses on the historical and ecological landscape of King Philip’s War (1675–1678), highlighting 2 spaces in Kwinitekw, the Western Abenaki term for the Connecticut River Valley, during the harsh winter of 1675–1676. This paper highlights an indigenous studies methodology of place-based, experiential research in the land and waterways, in combination with more traditional historical and literary methodologies.