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Native Histories: Recovering Understandings of the Indigenous Past (following the Annual Meeting)

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(2 South Valley Road)
[ 42.378065 , -72.468994 ]
When: Tuesday Nov 19 2024 ~ 7:00 pm

Native American communities in Nonotuck (now called Amherst, Pelham, Hadley, and Northampton), in the Kwinitekw (Connecticut River) Valley, were long supported by reciprocal trade and diplomacy with their Native neighbors, including Nipmuc to the east, and Abenaki to the north. Yet, the increase in colonial warfare during the late 1600s-1700s forced many Native families to relocate.

This talk by Dr. Margaret M. Bruchac, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, offers insights into regional Native histories by critically revisiting colonial records, antiquarian histories, and Native memories.
This program will begin at 7:00 pm after the conclusion of the 6:30 pm 2024 Annual Meeting (all are welcome to attend)

Location: Pelham Library Ramsdell Room
Program co-sponsored with the Pelham Library
For more information contact Cynthia Weigel at 413-256-4606.