HIST1970A Colonial Encounters: Indians, Europeans and the Making of Early America
The world of colonial America was vibrant, diverse, and fast-changing, with people coming and going from across the interior of the continent out into the Caribbean and back again. Importantly, however, the “Americas” were already inhabited, so the proces
The Haffenreffer Museum's Collections Research Center in Bristol, Rhode Island, holds more than one million ethnographic objects, archaeological specimens and images from all parts of the world, with one particular focus on native peoples of North America. University faculty, students, and researchers are welcome to visit by appointment
Please contact Kevin Smith at least three weeks in advance to discuss space availability and objects of interest.
Native American objects in the collection include photographs, paintings, basketry, ritual objects and clothing. The search feature on the site makes it possible to identify particular objects of interest.
Operated by Native people, the Tomoquag Museum tells the story of the original inhabitants of Rhode Island through traditional arts, music and celebrations such as the Maple Sugar Thanksgiving and the Corn Planting Moon.
This interactive website highlights the research of scholars who are providing new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest, and includes some audio-visual commentary by native peoples and by scholars.