Special Feature

Indians Fishing

“Indians Fishing” (1585-1590) by John White, Theodor de Bry. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

Call for Submissions

Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects is sponsoring a call for submissions on reflections regarding an exhibit with its newest museum partner, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

The exhibit highlights the pre-Columbian Pequot canoes in a display called Reclaiming the Waterways. Recent archaeology has uncovered some of these dugout canoes and given us further insight into how they were built and used. The video includes articles, still images, and videos. To further our understanding of how these mishoons were made, the museum sponsored the building of one that was successfully used by representatives from ten New England tribes to paddle the Mystic River.

How does the exhibit inspire you? Please submit your responses to us by Dec. 31, 2017. We accept all forms of literary genres and electronically reproducible visual or audio media.

The staff of Poor Yorick and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum will be choosing up to five entries to be published in Poor Yorick.

Please follow the procedure for submitting as shown on our Submit page. Please begin the title of your submission with “Mission Mishoon.”

We look forward to seeing what kind of inspiration this unique exhibit evokes!