Links on this page will direct you to further reading about Nipmuc people and Nipmuc history.

Nipmuc Indian Development Corporation (NIDC)

“The NIDC was created in 1999 to serve the needs of the Nipmuc community. The NIDC intends to promote and broaden the cultural, economic, educational, and social levels of tribal members and their neighbors living within and without our homelands.”

National Archives Catalog: National Register of Historic Places—Hassanamisco Reservation, Worcester County, Massachusetts

A link to the full National Register nomination form, which provides history and context for the reservation and homestead.

Hassanamisco Indian Museum

“As the principal repository of Nipmuc history and culture, the Museum represents a rare and valuable cultural resource. Its artifacts, documents, and research library communicate the culture of the Eastern Woodland Indian and the interactions between Nipmucs and the dominant culture of Central Massachusetts.”

From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations

This exhibition explores the contributions of those who labored in translating and printing works in the Algonquian family of Native languages. The people, organizations, and publications presented here offer an opportunity to reexamine the historical narrative surrounding the creation of the few surviving seventeenth-century documents that capture the language of an entire cultural group.” (excerpt from site)

Additional Resources

Selected Bibliography

Amory, Hugh. First Impressions: Printing in Cambridge, 1639–1989 An Exhibition at the Houghton Library and the Harvard Law School Library, October 6 through October 27, 1989. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1989.

Brooks, Lisa. Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2018.

DeLucia, Christine M. Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2018.

Grandjean, Katherine. American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Lepore, Jill. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. 1st ed. New York: Knopf, 1998.

Lopenzina, Drew. Red Ink: Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period. Native Traces. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012.

O’Brien, Jean M. Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Pulsipher, Jenny Hale. Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2018.

Reese, William S. The Printers’ First Fruits: An Exhibition of American Imprints, 1640–1742, from the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Worcester, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society, 1989.

Round, Phillip H. Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.