The Warner Affair: Indigeneity and Intimate Networks in a Colonial Caribbean Archive

Augustus Mosse
In this thesis, I engage scholarship on Caribbean Indigeneity, archival construction, and intimate networks to explore shifting dynamics between Kalinago and English peoples in the seventeenth century Lesser Antilles. The central figure is Thomas “Indian” Warner, who operated as both an Indigenous leader and an English colonial governor until his murder, potentially at the hands of his half-brother, in 1675. I use depositions taken from a variety of English colonists during the investigation into Indian...
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