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Native American Directory: Vital Records of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin. Lorraine (Rainwaters) Henry. Softcover, (1998), repr. 2006, Alphabetical lists, 146 pp.
Ms. Henry has compiled this work as a research aid and to help trace Native American lineage. The bulk of the data falls in the 18th and 19th centuries, but some of the entries are In the 17th century. Tribes mentioned in the book are Aquinah, Brothertown, Christiantown, Dartmouth, Deep Bottom, Dudley, Hassanamisco, Herring Pond, Mashpee, Massachusetts, Mohegan, Narragansetts, Natick, Nipmunk, Passamaquoddy, Pequot, Punkapog, Troy, Tunxis, Wamesit, Wampanog and Yarmouth. The book is divided into three sections. Section I of this book lists births. The entries are arranged In alphabetical order by last name and include the date, sex of child, the parents and place of birth. Section II lists marriages. Brides and grooms are listed in alphabetical order by last name and include the name of spouse, tribe, place of marriage and date of marriage. In some instances the name of the parents and the official who performed the ceremony are given. Section III lists deaths. The entries are listed in alphabetical order by last name and include the date of death, the tribe, place of death and in some Instances the parents are listed. A detailed bibliography is included. Ms. Henry received the Yellow Feather Award in February 1997 from Puddingstone lntertribal Indian Council for her work.