With the discovery of a poem missing for 300 years, two Harvard graduate students have filled in some missing blanks on Benjamin Larnell, the last student of the colonial era associated with Harvard’s Indian College.
Harvard Summer School students broke ground June 29 for the biennial archaeology class investigating the long history of Harvard Yard. Students will resume the search for traces of the Harvard Indian College, where the College’s first Indian students lived and studied.
Harvard awards degree to Native American who completed studies in 1665 but died before Commencement.
Harvard University plans to honor Joel Iacoomes, one of the first Native Americans ever to attend the College, with a special posthumous degree at its 2011 Commencement exercises on May 26. Iacoomes died shortly before Commencement in 1665.