SHAMAN’S RATTLE. A short story

2020-06-05T20:02:51+00:00June 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

THE SHAMAN’S RATTLE A SHORT STORY BY DONALD WILLIAMS JR. Historical Fiction (All rights reserved)    Mechakhokque (When the cold makes the trees crack)   Winter 1784         The branches of the trees were bowed under the heavy, freezing snow in the Moravian mission town [...]

Eighteen for Mercy: Story Line Overview

2020-05-24T15:27:18+00:00May 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

EIGHTEEN FOR MERCY:  OVERVIEW Written by Donald Williams Jr.                          Author of historical novel Eighteen for Mercy All rights reserved  PURPOSE: It is the author’s purpose to write a capsulized overview of the historical novel “Eighteen for Mercy” to assist a potential reader in enjoying the series [...]

Warriors of the Eastern Woodlands: MASSASOIT

2020-04-15T19:23:24+00:00April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

MASSASOIT:    Wampanoag Massasoit was the principle sachem of the Wampanoag confederacy.  He was born in into the village of Pakanoket, which is near Narraganset Bay (current Bristol, Rhode island) in the year 1580.   In the early years of the 1600s, small pox has devastated the [...]

Warriors of the Eastern Woodlands: Chickatawbut

2020-04-06T22:51:22+00:00April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

CHICKATAWBUT Age:  unknown Died:  1633 Chickatawbut, also called Oktabiest, was the sachem (chief) of the large group of Native American tribe known as the Massachusetts.  His tribe inhabited, and to the English way of viewing it, owned the lands near and around what became Boston, Massachusetts.  [...]

Eighteen for Mercy Character: Ruth

2020-03-20T18:57:26+00:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

RUTH Age 27,     Christian Moravian Indian.   Ruth was born into the Moravian society, however, her parents were Mohegan natives who originated from Connecticut and are part of the original converts at the first mission of Gnadenhutten, near Bethlehem.  Many of the Christian Moravian Indians were [...]

Eighteen for Mercy Characters: Daniel

2020-03-20T17:27:28+00:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

DANIEL: Age 29.      Christian Moravian Indian.   Delaware-Munsee tribe heritage. Daniel is a Christian Indian who is married to Ruth, a Mohegan Christian Indian.  He spends much of his time in machinations against French Mary, who he has described as a "harlot" and the "devil."  [...]