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New London’s Indian Mariners

Here’s an article adapted for the Connecticut History website: http://connecticuthistory.org/new-londons-indian-mariners/

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A Sealing Voyage to the Falkland Islands aboard the Schooner Breakwater of Stonington

I’m now researching a sealing voyage to the Falkland Islands that was made in 1830 and 1831.  At least three of the men involved in this expedition were Indians, including Moses Brushell, Henry Shantup, and Charles Skeesucks.  Here are some … Continue reading

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Block Island and Indian Pirates

July 20 – I’m vacationing on Block Island, a charming little island 13 miles south of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean. To the Narragansett Indians this place was known as Manisees, “Island of the Little God.”  I have been coming here … Continue reading

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The Roots of Collaboration with Mystic Seaport I have had an ongoing collaboration with Mystic Seaport since I became a Cuffe Fellow (Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship) in 2006.  My paper “Beyond Reservation: Indians, Maritime Labor, and Communities of Color from … Continue reading

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The Indian Mariners Project

Jason R. Mancini, Ph.D from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center   A number of years ago I came across a footnote in a book that referenced two Indian men, Peter George and Benjamin George, in the Records of … Continue reading

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