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Winter Lecture Series - Native Voices: Recovering American Histories


January 27, February 24, March 24

Sundays at 2 p.m., Garonzik Auditorium, Deerfield Academy, Free.

This winter’s series is devoted to re-centering indigenous peoples’ experience and perspectives within broader American narratives and histories. Each presenter will share new scholarship and insights that bring to light Native men and women as active participants and autonomous history makers. Join us as we consider George Washington through the lens of great Native leaders, William Apess as a voice of and for indigenous survival and identity in the nineteenth century, and how “reverse fieldwork” can be deployed to reveal new insights into the relations between collectors and informants during the era of salvage anthropology.   

January 27: “The Indian World of George Washington,” Presented by Colin Calloway, Darmouth College.

February 24: “Fictive Kin: Frank Speck, Gladys Tantaquidgeon and Other Native Informants,”   Presented by Margaret Bruchac, University of Pennsylvania.

March 24: “ Through an Indian’s Looking Glass: William Apess, Pequot,” Presented by Drew Lopenzina, Old Dominion University.

Directions and Parking:

Download this map of the Deerfield Academy campus before you come to the lectures to help find Garonzik Auditorium. Exact parking locations will be decided on the day of the event based on conditions.

We recommend you plan to arrive early to the lecture. This is an event that is open to the public, with general admission seating.

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