The Rebellious Legacy of Nantucket’s African-American Community: The Women of the Boston-Higginbotham House
Author(s): Victoria A. Cacchione
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
The Boston-Higginbotham House was home to one of the founding families of Nantucket’s African-American community. The women of the Boston family served as a crucial element to the persistence and survivance of both the African and Native American cultures within the community. The Wamponoag matriarch and her female descendants found ways to subvert some Euro-American societal and gender norms while adopting others to elevate their community and retain their cultural connections. The family’s ceramic assemblage highlights how these women passed down their cultural practices and taught the future generations to be focused on the progression of the family and their community.
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The Rebellious Legacy of Nantucket’s African-American Community: The Women of the Boston-Higginbotham House. Victoria A. Cacchione. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457172)
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