Windsor Public Library Celebrates Indigenous Voices

This Land is their Land : The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the troubled history of Thanksgiving

by David J. Silverman

Heart Berries : a memoir

by Terese Marie Mailhot

The only good Indians

by Stephen Graham Jones

Fry Bread : a Native American family story

by Kevin Noble Maillard

Who was Maria Tallchief?

by Catherine Gourley

Check out the rest of our curated Indigenous Voices book list.

“Long before European colonization and American rebellion created the state of Connecticut, diverse indigenous communities called the land home. They worked its soil, traveled its reaches to trade, and established cultures rich in political, artistic, technological, spiritual, and environmental legacies that continue to evolve today. Despite war, enslavement, and prejudice, Native people have remained active agents in their own and State history. Notable figures include Robin Cassacinamon, a 17th-century Pequot sachem and diplomat, and Mohegan medicine woman Gladys Tantaquidgeon, an educator, activist, and, in 1931, co-founder of the first Native American-owned Indian museum in the US. The state-recognized sovereign nations in Connecticut are the Eastern Pequot, Golden Hill Paugussett, and Schaghticoke tribes with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan having federal recognition as well.” — Excerpt from

The settlement of Windsor, CT is located on the traditional territory of the Tunxis, Poquonock, Podunk, and Wangunk tribes ( To learn more visit the Windsor Historical Society.

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