New Hampshire's Immigration Story: New Hampshire's Earliest Residents and Immigrants

Nov 23, 2011

Our series on New Hampshire Immigration continues with our state’s first residents.  Before textile mills, melting pots and refugees there were Native Americans who inhabited the state for centuries, and our first immigrants, English fisherman and entrepreneurs  looking to escape Puritan rules and start a new life. We’ll look at who these first Granite Staters were and how they shaped our immigration story.  


  • Emerson W. Baker II - Professor of History Salem State University. His most recent book is “The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England.
  • David Stewart-Smith - Retired professor and advisor to the New Hampshire Intertribal Native American Council.