Mapping Westward Expansion from the Native Perspective: An Indigenous Peoples' Day Program

Mapping Westward Expansion from the Native Perspective: An Indigenous Peoples' Day Program

Mapping Westward Expansion from the Native Perspective: An Indigenous Peoples' Day Program
When
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Where
JPW Library @ First Church
12 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

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Phone
8602323893

Email
jpwebsterdir@whfirstchurch.org

Contact
Jennifer deSimas

Using period maps and primary documents from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy) of Akomawt Educational Initiative discusses how 19th century Native American peoples viewed westward expansion as the coming of great change and impending doom. Cultures that for thousands of years managed and sustained themselves in this “wild landscape” were now forced into American “civilization” and “improvement” as the new American population spread.

   Newell is the Executive Director and Sr. Partner to Wabanaki Nations for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, ME. The John P. Webster Library is pleased to present this program in partnership with the Akomawt Educational Initiative, the University of Hartford's UIS program and Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, and the West Hartford Historical Society/Noah Webster House.

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