Mapping The Common Pot Lisa Brooks

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online


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We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast
2022 University Days

Professor Lisa Brooks

Mapping The Common Pot

Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm EDT

Free Online via Zoom

Lisa Brooks will lead a conversation focused on the maps that accompany her book, The Common Pot: Recovering Native Space in the Northeast. Dr. Brooks will share what she learned through the process of mapping waterways, trails and place names and will invite participants to consider how familiar places are transformed when we think about New England as Native space. Participants may view the maps in advance at

Lisa Brooks is Henry S. Poler '59 Presidential Teaching Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College. Known for her extensive archival research and place-based scholarship, Professor Brooks is the author of The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale University Press, 2018), which received several honors, including the Bancroft Prize for American History and Diplomacy and the New England Society Book Award for Historical Nonfiction in 2019.

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