Post by craftersueque on May 14, 2012 19:16:28 GMT -5
I am looking for anyone who might be willing to help me with research on the Native Americans near Salem, MA or on the North Shore between 1642 and 1700.
What I am writing is purely fictional and could even be called an alternate reality story but I want the info on Native Americans to be as authentic as I can make it. Some things can be read in books or on-line but I inevitably end up with questions which I wish I could ask someone. Also I don't want anything that I write to end up being offensive to Native Americans.
Would anyone be willing to help me with my research, or could you put me in touch with someone who maybe could help with this.
I would also like very much if you could recommend books or other sources where I can find information. I can't promise to pay anyone but I can promise that if I publish I will give credit to all my research partners.
I would love to chat about what Native American "Magic" would maybe have been like if the “wizarding world” like we met in Harry Potter was real. Also I would like help with names for my characters and some biographical info that will be as true to reality as it can be.
I also need info on Native Americans in the American southwest in the 1500's and 1600's
I am glad to share more about what I am writing when I find someone to talk with about this.
If you haven't already, I suggest you start with Nathaniel Philbrick's book "Mayflower." It's non-fiction and has great detail about New England tribes at that time. Also, get the "Handbook of North American Indians : Northeast Vol.15". More detail. I would also review that series for the Southwest (vol 10.)