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Indigenous Mapping, Descriptive Geography & Place Names

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Online

Presented live via Zoom with time for Q&A. Pre-registration is required.

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Learn how Indigenous people explored, navigated, and traveled. Explore how and why Indigenous people graphically described their world, geology, and geography, and the place name locations, rivers, lakes, and other geographic features that were important to Indigenous people in New Hampshire and the Northeast.

Paul W. Pouliot has been the Sag8mo or Chief Speaker since 1990 and Denise K. Pouliot is the Sag8moskwa (Female Head Speaker) for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook and Abenaki People.  They serve as president and treasurer respectively of COWASS North America and the Abenaki Nation of Vermont since 1990.   Paul is an Indigenous historian, lecturer, and a founding member of the New Hampshire Commission of Native American Affairs.  They are also Federal BOP Religious Advisors and founding members of the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective as well as Affiliate Faculty members of the UNH Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor.  Both serve on the Race & Equality in NH Advisory Panel and the Hanna Dustin (Unity Park N’Dakinna) Park Advisory Committee. Denise also serves on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs, the DOJ Violence Against Women Act Steering Committee, and NH Public Health Association. 

Presented as part of the Museum’s summer exhibition: Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. The Virtual Summer 2020 Speaker Series was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at 


June 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Online