Quintillion Ink-Strokes | “A Son of the Forest,” by William Apess

This is an autobiography published by William Apess in 1829. I read the electronic version from Archives.org. Plot It starts with an introduction into his family’s background. He had a white grandfather who married the daughter of the Pequot chief, King Phillip. It then gets into Apess’ early life of how he and his family […]

Quintillion Ink-Strokes | “People of the First Light: Wisdoms of a Mashpee Wampanoag Elder,” by Joan Tavares Avant

It truly was an honor to share another work by a Native American elder. There is not much of these copies of this book, so I was quite fortunate to find it. Plot Basically, this book is a compilation of essays written by Wampanoag Elder, Avant, for the magazine¬†The Mashpee Enterprise. They involve personal accounts, […]

Quintillion Ink-Strokes | “An Upriver Passamaquoddy,” by Allen J. Sockabasin

If I were to sum up this book, I would say that it is a mixture of autobiography and Passamaquoddy Studies. Plot It is chronological, going from the founding of the Passamaquoddy village the author lived in to the author’s childhood to the author’s present time when writing. All the while, he gets into detail […]