Ancient Stories, New Neighbors: Decolonizing Indigenous Homelands and 17th-Century New England




Plymouth, MA


July 24 - August 6, 2022


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



508-746-1622 x8287

Explore new voices and historical perspectives that are rapidly changing the way we understand and teach Indigenous and colonial history and its continued significance today. Join Plimoth Patuxet Museums and expert faculty from tribal communities, colleges, and universities across the country for a two-week, residential NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Educators July 24 - August 6, 2022. "Ancient Stories, New Neighbors" will use Mourt’s Relation, a 1622 English pamphlet detailing the early years of Plymouth Colony, as a case study in decolonizing historical narratives and recentering Indigenous voices by employing a range of related primary sources including archaeology, landscape, material culture, oral history, and written documents. The institute will reveal how an Indigenous-colonial regional landscape was built and evolved through collaboration and conflict in the 1600s.

Project Director(s)

Cedric Woods; Charlotte Carrington-Farmer

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Darius Coombs; Christine DeLucia; Linford Fisher; Rae Gould; Nitana Hicks Greendeer; David Landon; Stephen Mrozowski; Vicki Oman; Richard Pickering; Cassius Spears; Loren Spears; Tim Turner; Kim Van Warmer; David Weeden

Grantee Institution

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Funded through the Division of Education Programs