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Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire
January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree Online
A New Hampshire Humanities event hosted by the Museum of the White Mountains. Presented as part of the Museum’s Mountain Voices series.
To register for this FREE Zoom presentation, please email Rebecca Enman at email@example.com
Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go “underground,” concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth’s surface.
Robert Goodby is a professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University and has spent the last thirty years studying Native American archaeological sites in New England. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, and served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. In 2010, he directed the excavations of four 12,000 year-old Paleoindian dwelling sites at the Tenant Swamp site in Keene.
*At the request of the speaker, this event will not be recorded.
Free and open to the public.
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New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.