Wampum Books debuted this November as its edition of “Poneasequa” went to market nationally. In this venture Duckworth-Elliott is in the unique position of being a Wampanoag woman who owns a national book publishing house.
“The whole point of the book is motivating yourself, loving where you come from, and loving where you are,” Duckworth-Elliott said. “The point of Wampum Books is to bring to the reading public authentic Native voices.”
Below: “Poneasequa: Goddess of the Waters," by Stephanie A. Duckworth-Elliott, is the inaugural title from the new Native American publisher Wampum Books.