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 St. Regis Mohawk School and the Cultural Revival of 1937 By Darren BonaparteThe St. Regis Mohawk School and the Cultural Revival of 1937 By Darren Bonaparte

The St. Regis Mohawk School and the Cultural Revival of 1937

The Wampum Chronicles: “The St. Regis Mohawk School and the Cultural Revival of 1937“ by cultural historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
Old News Clippings Document “Mohawk” Political Revival

Old News Clippings Document “Mohawk” Political Revival

The Wampum Chronicles: “Old News Clippings Document ‘Mohawk’ Political Revival“ by cultural historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
The Wampum Chronicles: The Healing Powers of the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son by Darren Bonaparte

The Healing Powers of the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

The Wampum Chronicles: “The Healing Powers of the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son“ by cultural historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
The Wampum Chronicles: Mohawks Know the Dark Side of Bridges

Mohawks Know the Dark Side of Bridges

The Wampum Chronicles: Mohawks Know the Dark Side of Bridges by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
The Wampum Chronicles, A “Jake Ice” for the American Side of Akwesasne by Darren Bonaparte

A “Jake Ice” for the American Side of Akwesasne

Wampum Chronicles, “ A “Jake Ice” for the American Side of Akwesasne,” by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
Eleazer Williams: Historian, The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams By Darren Bonaparte

Eleazer Williams: Science Gets to the “Heart” of the Matter

Wampum Chronicles, “The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams: Science Gets to the “Heart” of the Matter,” by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
Eleazer Williams: Historian, The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams By Darren Bonaparte

Eleazer Williams: Historian from The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams

Wampum Chronicles continues with “The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams: Eleazer Williams: Historian” by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams By Darren BonaparteThe Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams By Darren Bonaparte

The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams

Wampum Chronicles continues with “ The Unquiet Rest of Eleazer Williams” by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.
The Wampum Chronicles “Eleazer Williams: The Lost Mohawk”

Eleazer Williams: The Lost Mohawk

Wampum Chronicles continues with “Eleazer Williams: The Lost Mohawk, Have We a Bourbon Among Us?” by historian and author, Darren Bonaparte.