Wampum Chronicles Writing Series

by Darren Bonaparte

We are profoundly grateful to have permission to include a more than year-long writing series highlighting the history and research of Darren Bonaparte, author, historian and creator of  The Wampum Chronicles.

The weekly series began in January 2023 and will continue weekly for the next year.

Darren Bonaparte is a cultural historian from the Akwesasne First Nation.

He is a frequent lecturer at schools, universities, museums, and historical sites in the United States and Canada. He has written four books, several articles, and the libretto for the McGill Chamber Orchestra’s Aboriginal Visions and Voices. Darren is a former chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. He is the creator of The Wampum Chronicles and historical advisor to film and television. He currently serves as the Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.

The Unredeemed Captives.

The Wampum Chronicles continue with Unredeemed Captives and The Founding of the St. Regis Mission from Darren Bonaparte’s, “From the Land of Flint to the Land Where the Partridge Drums.”

Kahnawake and Blood Among Brothers

The Wampum Chronicles continue with Kahnawake and Blood Among Brothers from Darren Bonaparte’s, “From the Land of Flint to the Land Where the Partridge Drums.”

The Mohawk Migration to the Village of Prayer

The Wampum Chronicles Writing Series continues with The Mohawk Migration to the Village of Prayer and Kateri Tekakwitha.

From the Land of Flint to the Land Where the Partridge Drums

The Wampum Chronicles continue with the first part of the Migration from the Mohawk Valley to Kahnawake and Akwesasne. The Mohawks used this area in ancient times for both permanent and seasonal occupation.

Land Where The Partridge Drums

Land Where The Partridge Drums: A History of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation by Darren Bonaparte originally published in the Indian Time, November 12, 1993
The Wampum Chronicles by Historian and author, Darren BonaparteThe Wampum Chronicles by Historian and author, Darren Bonaparte

Nia:wen ko:wa, Tehanetorens | Akwesasne Remembers Ray Fadden

The Wampum Chronicles: Nia:wen ko:wa, Tehanetorens | Akwesasne Remembers Ray Fadden by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
The Wolf Belt from the Wampum Chronicles by Darren Bonaparte

The Wolf Belt

The Wampum Chronicles: The Wolf Belt, The Covenant Chain of Peace and Friendship Returns to Akwesasne by Darren Bonaparte.
The Two Row Wampum Belt By Darren Bonaparte

The Two Row Wampum Belt

The Wampum Chronicles: The Two Row Wampum Belt: An Akwesasne Tradition of the Vessel and Canoe by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
Akwesasne's First Newspaper and the "Return" to Traditional Government By Darren BonaparteAkwesasne's First Newspaper and the "Return" to Traditional Government By Darren Bonaparte

Akwesasne’s First Newspaper and the “Return” to Traditional Government

The Wampum Chronicles: “Akwesasne's First Newspaper and the "Return" to Traditional Government“ by cultural historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.