Book cover of Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Phillip's War by Lisa Brooksby Lisa Brooks

Winner of the 2019 Bancroft Prize: A compelling and original recovery of Native American resistance and adaptation to colonial America

“By making what we thought was a small story very large indeed—Ms. Brooks really does give us ‘A New History of King Philip’s War.’”—The Wall Street Journal

“Provides a wealth of information for both scholars and lay readers interested in Native American history.”—Publishers Weekly

With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named King Philip’s War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson.

Interview with the Author

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Lisa Brooks, “Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War” (Yale UP, 2018)
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