Landscapes of Resistance and Resilience after King Philip's War


American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

This lecture will revisit Native American and colonial encounters in the seventeenth-century Northeast and the complex ways that they have reverberated in communities' memories for more than three centuries. Focusing on the pivotal conflict known as King Philip's War (1675–1678), it will trace how the war's violences and resistances have shaped diverse communities' relationships with the past, present, and future. It will offer a major reconsideration of what meanings monuments, objects, stories, and landscapes tell, both here in the Northeast and across a wide Atlantic World.


Christine DeLucia is an associate professor of history at Mount Holyoke College and was a 2015–16 NEH Fellow at AAS. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale and is the author of Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast, published by Yale University Press in 2018 in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. Her writing has appeared in The William and Mary Quarterly, The Journal of American History, Early American Studies, Environmental History, Common-place, and other publications. She is a research fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago for the 2018-19 academic year and will be joining the history faculty at Williams College in fall 2019.