Bibliography of Pocumtuck Heritage

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Bruchac, M. M., & Hart, S. M. (2012). Materiality and Autonomy in the Pocumtuck Homeland. Archaeologies, 8(3), 293–312.

Bruchac, M. M. (2011). Revisiting Pocumtuck History in Deerfield: George Sheldon’s Vanishing Indian Act. Historical Journal of Massachusetts, 39(1-2), 1–27.

Hart, Siobhan M. (2015). Digging and Destruction: Artifact Collecting as Meaningful Social Practice. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 21(4), 318-335.

Hart, S. M. (2009). High stakes: A poly-communal archaeology of the Pocumtuck Fort, Deerfield, Massachusetts. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Retrieved from

Hart, Siobhan M. 2012 Decolonizing through Heritage Work in the Pocumtuck Homeland of Northeastern North America. In Decolonizing Indigenous Histories at the “Prehistoric/Colonial” Intersection in Archaeology, ed. M. Oland, S. Hart, and L. Frink, pp. 86-109. Tucson: University of Arizona Press

Arthur S Keene and Elizabeth S Chilton. (1995) “Toward an Archaeology of the Pocumtuck Homeland: Critical Archaeology and the UMass Archaeological Field School” Paper presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis, MN. Available at:


Selected relevant works:

Brooks, Lisa 2008 The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.

Bruchac, Margaret M. 2005 Earthshapers and Placemakers: Algonkian Indian Stories and the Landscape. In Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice, edited by C. Smith and H.M. Wobst, pp. 56-80.  Routledge, London.

Haefeli, Evan and Kevin Sweeney

2006 Captive Histories: English, French, and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA.

2003 Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA.

Lightfoot, Kent G. 1995 Culture Contact Studies: Redefining the Relationship between Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology. American Antiquity 60(2):199-217.

Loren, Diana DiPaolo 2007 In Contact: Bodies and Spaces in the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Eastern Woodlands. AltaMira Press.

Melvoin, Richard I. 1989 New England Outpost: War and Society in Colonial Deerfield. W. W. Norton & Company, New York.

Nassaney, Michael S. 2000 Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Tandem: Interpreting Native American Ritual, Ideology and Gender Relations in Contact-Period Southern New England. In Interpretations of Native North American Life: Material Contributions to Ethnohistory, edited by M. Nassaney and E. Johnson, pp. 412-431. University Press of Florida, Gainseville.

O’Brien, Jean M. 2010 Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.

Ouden, Amy E. Den 2005 Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England. University of Nebraska Press.

Paynter, Robert 2002 Time in the Valley: Narratives about Rural New England. Current Anthropology 43:S85-S101.

Thomas, Peter Allen 1979 In the Maelstrom of Change: The Indian Trade and Cultural Process in the Middle Connecticut River Valley, 1635-1665. Garland Publishing, New York.



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