Syllabus 2019

Schedule of Events, Readings, Guest Presenters (Any changes will be noted during the daily announcements)


Friday, July 5 - Welcome
2:00 - 8:00 pm       Registration
Hyannis Hostel, 111 Ocean Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601 (508) 775-7990  |
6:00 - 8:00 pm       Cookout at Hyannis Hostel
Introductions and orientation to the Summer Institute

Saturday, July 6 – Mashpee Powwow
11:00 am to          Bus leaves from Hyannis Hostel to attend the Mashpee Powwow.
10:00 pm              Return to Hyannis Hostel.*
* There will be opportunities to leave earlier, details TBA.

Sunday, July 7 – Explore and Settle In
5:00 - 8:00 pm       Pizza and a movie. Film: We Still Live Here


Monday, July 8-Grounded History 1

-Bingham, Mashpee 1870-1970.
Clifford, “Identity in Mashpee” (LONG)
Senier, Dawnland Voices (excerpts)
Simmons, Spirit of the New England Tribes (browse for Mashpee stories)

8:15 am                 Bus departs from Hyannis for Mashpee
9:00-10:00             Discussion of the readings at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Offices.
                              Note: There will be opportunities to meet and converse with officials, language teachers and community members throughout the day.
10:00-10:15           Break
10:15-10:45           Tour of Tribal Offices.
11:00-3:30             Start at the Old Indian Meeting House.  Visit to important historic and cultural place in Mashpee with a Mashpee Wampanoag elder. 
12:00 (approx.)     We still stop at John’s Pond Plaza for you to have a quick lunch on your own; they have a variety of eating options, or just pack a lunch.  Keep in mind that we will have a big meal at 4:30 pm!
3:30-4:30               Tour of Mashpee Wampanoag Museum
4:30-7:00               Mashpee-style Lobster Boil at the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum (provided)
7:30                       Return to Hyannis Hostel.

Tuesday, July 9-Colonization and Identity 1

Miller, “The Doctrine of Discovery”
Dorris, “Indians on the Shelf”
Primary source handouts

9:00-9:45               CCMM = Cape Cod Maritime Museum, our classroom in Hyannis.
                              Discussion of the readings, debrief of Mashpee trip (Nash and Coombs)

9:45-10:00             Break
10:00-11:45           Colonization and Identity (Coombs)
11:45-12:00           Announcements
12:00-1:00             Lunch
1:00-2:00               Processing Time
2:00-3:45               Lessons from the 2017 Institute and Introduction to Curricular Projects, Natalie Martinez (Pueblo of Laguna)
3:45-4:00               Daily evaluations

Wednesday, July 10-Land 1

Salisbury, ed., The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (text, introduction, appendices)
Brooks, The Common Pot (maps)
Brooks, Ch. 1, Ch. 7 from Our Beloved Kin
fermino, jessie little doe. "You are a Dead People."

9:00-9:45               Discussion of the Readings
10:00-12:00           Guest Presenter: jessie little doe baird, Mashpee Wampanoag (Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project and Vice Chair, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe), “Language and Land Claims”
12:00-1:00             Lunch
1:00-1:15               Announcements
1:15-3:15               Guest Presenter: Lisa Brooks, Abenaki (Amherst College), “Weetamoo and Mary Rowlandson”
3:15-3:30               Break
3:30-4:15               Primary Documents Workshop  – Bring your copy of Rowlandson and be prepared to work in small groups by grade level.  How might you use Rowlandson’s captivity narrative in the classroom?
4:15-4:30               Daily evaluations

Thursday, July 11-Historical Trauma 1

Mitchell, “Grief, Trauma, and Intimacy”
Rotondaro, “Reeling from the Impact of Historical Trauma”
Coombs, “Holistic History
Irreconcilable Differences exhibit booklet
Recommended: Brave Heart, M.Y.H., “Wakiksuyapi: Carrying the Historical Trauma of the Lakota”

8:00 a.m.               Bus departs from Hyannis Hostel.
9:00 –10:00           Discussion of the readings (Plimoth Plantation classroom)
10:00-1:00             Tour the museum on your own; one group will start from the Pilgrim Village, the other from the Wampanoag Homesite.  Q: How does the order of your visit affect the experience?
1:00- 2:00              Lunch on your own
2:00-4:00               Discussion of the museum, historical trauma, and planning for Plymouth 400.
5:00                       Return to Hyannis Hostel.

Friday, July 12-Evaluating Resources

Blancke and Cjigkitoonuppa , “The Teaching of the Past of the Native Peoples of North America in U.S. Schools”
O’Brien, Ch. 5 of Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of New England
Reese, American Indians in Children’s Literature blog (browse)

9:00-10:00             Processing time
10:00-10:45           Discussion of the readings, debrief from Plimoth Plantation visit
10:45-11:00           Break
11:00-12:30           Evaluating Children’s Literature and History Textbooks
12:30-1:30             Lunch
1:30-1:45               Announcements
1:45-3:15               Curricular projects
3:15-3:30               Daily evaluations

Saturday, July 13 and-Sunday, July 14
Free time


Monday, July 15-Grounded History 2

Dresser, The Wampanoag: From Colonization to Recognition (Read the entire book, including the Foreword, Preface and Acknowledgements, before arrival.)
Elvin, “At Gay Head Cliffs: Ancient Glacial Story Retold,” The Vineyard Gazette, 6/4/15
Simmons, find all the stories about Moshop
Burgess, The Old South Road on Gay Head
Tantaquidgeon, Notes on the Gay Head Indians

7:45                       Depart from hostel. Pina Bus will take us to the Woods Hole ferry and take us to Aquinnah.
11:00-12:15           Discussion of the readings (Aquinnah Cultural Center)
12:15-1:00             Bag lunch at the Aquinnah Cultural Center
1:00-1:30               Explore the museum
1:30-4:00               Tour of Aquinnah and other places with Linda Coombs
                              Note: There will be opportunities to meet and converse with officials and community members throughout the day.
4:00                       Check in to the Martha’s Vineyard Hostel
6:00 – 8:00            Dinner at the Aquinnah Town Hall (provided)
8:30                       Return to hostel.

Tuesday, July 16-Colonization and Identity 2

Plane, “The Examination of Sarah Ahhaton,” “Putting a Face on Colonization”
- Handouts
Decolonizing Sexuality at the Largest Two-Spirit Powwow in the Nation

8:30                       Check out from hostel. Depart for Aquinnah Town Hall
9:00-9:45               Discussion of readings at the Aquinnah Town Hall
9:45-10:00             Break
Film with discussion: The Mashpee Conflict (60 minutes)
This film explains Mashpee Tribe v. New Seabury Corp., 592 F.2d 575 (1st Cir. 1979), the first litigation of the Nonintercourse Act to go to a jury. 
The Mashpee Tribe sued for land but it turned into a trial about identity when the judge ruled that they must first prove their identity as a tribe.

12:00-12:15           Announcements
12:15                     Bus departs for the ferry. There is time to explore and to have lunch on your own in Oak Bluffs before boarding for the return to Hyannis. 
3:45                       Ferry departs from Oak Bluffs. 
Daily evaluations on the bus.
6:30-8:30              Pizza and guest presentation at the CMCC
                             Roger Kuhn, Poarch Band of Creek Indians (California Institute of Integral Studies)


Wednesday, July 17-Land 2

d’Errico, “Native Americans in America.”
Watch The Mashpee Conflict (60 min.) on Moodle beforehand

9:00-10:00             Film: The Mashpee Nine
10:00-10:15           Break
10:15-11:45           Discussion with Mashpee Nine filmmaker Paula Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)
11:45-12:00           Announcements
12:00-1:00             Lunch
1:00-3:00               Guest Presenter: Peter D'Errico (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “Land and Federal Indian Law”
3:00-3:15               Break
3:15-4:15               Processing time
4:15-4:30               Daily evaluations
We are invited to visit the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Harwich, MA. Students and teachers in their restorative agriculture seminar have been re-planting native species, including King Philip's corn. The seminar leaders try to bring Native American ideas about the land into the garden space, with assistance from local Wampanoag community members. The school has arranged bus transportation, a tour of the garden with seminar leaders, and a meal. One of the teachers is Susannah Remillard, a Summer Scholar from our 2013 cohort.

Thursday, July 18-Historical Trauma 2

Lonetree, “The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways: Decolonization, Truth Telling, and Addressing Historical Unresolved Grief.”
Landis, “The Names”

9:00-10:00             Discussion of readings
10:00-10:15           Break
10:15-12:15           Guest Presenter: jessie little doe baird, Mashpee Wampanoag (Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project and Vice Chair, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe), “Language Reclamation”
12:15-12:30           Announcements
12:30-1:30             Lunch
1:30-3:30               Guest presenter: Barbara Landis, Cumberland County Historical Society, “Carlisle Indian Industrial School
3:30-3:45               Break
3:45-4:15               Processing time
4:15-4:30               Daily evaluations

Friday, July 19

10:00-12:00           Check out of Hyannis Hostel. Travel to Bridgewater State and check in.
12:00-12:45           Lunch
12:45-1:00             Break
1:00-1:30               Library orientation
1:30-2:45               Guest Presenter: Joyce Rain Anderson, Bridgewater State University, “Mapping Indigenous Presence”
2:45-3:00               Daily evaluations

Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

Free time


Monday, July 22 – Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot

Bruchac, “Frank Speck and Gladys Tantaquidgeon”
Nash, “Still Pequot After All These Years”

9:00                       Depart for Mohegan Government and Community Center.
10:00-12:00           Guest presentation by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel on “Historical Trauma”
12:00-1:00             Lunch
1:00-2:00               Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum
2:00                       Depart for Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (MPMRC)
2:30-4:30               Tour the MPMRC
4:30                       Depart for Bridgewater; return by 6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 – Current Issues

Brown-Pérez, “A Right Delayed: The Brothertown Indian Nation’s Story of Surviving the Federal Recognition Process”
Gunn, “NAGPRA at Twenty”

9:00-10:00             Processing time
10:00-12:00           Discussion of current issues.
12:00-1:00             Lunch
1:00-3:45               Curricular project development
3:45-4:00               Daily evaluations

Wednesday, July 24 – Narragansett and Nipmuc

- Boissevain, “The Detribalization of the Narragansett Indians: A Case Study.” Ethnohistory, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer, 1956), pp. 225-2.
Gould, “Cultural Practice and Authenticity: The Search for Real Indians in New England in the “Historical” Period.”

9:00                       Depart for Tomaquag Museum
10:00-12:15           Guest presentation by Lorén Spear on “Narragansett History and Culture”
12:15-1:15             Tour the Tomaquag Museum
1:15-2:30               Box lunches on the bus
2:30-4:30               Guest presentation by Chief Cheryll Holley (to be confirmed) at the Hassanamisco Indian Museum
4:30                       Depart for Bridgewater; return by 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 25

Curricular projects

9:00-10:00             Processing time
10:00-10:15           Break
10:15-12:00           Indigenous peoples across the curriculum
12:00-1:00             Lunch
1:00-4:15               Work on curricular projects
4:15-4:30               Daily evaluations

Friday, July 26

9:00-10:00             Small group discussion of curricular projects
10:00-10:15           Break
10:15-12:15           Talking Circle
12:15-12:30           Announcements
12:30-1:00             Final evaluations