Brown Bag, Online Event Making Home: Wabanaki and English Claims to Place, 1600-1830 13 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Joseph Hall, Bates College



At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Wabanakis defined their claims to territory in terms of networks among places. English colonists redefined the region with property defined as polygons on the landscape. Understanding how both groups constructed ideas of property and homeland can help explain how colonists erased Indigenous residents in what became western Maine. It also shows how Wabanakis retained ties to the region.