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  • Writer's pictureKelly Charest

Summer Lecture Series: Indigenous Histories of the Mid-Connecticut River Valley


For thousands of years, the mid-Connecticut River Valley has been the ancestral homeland of the Pocumtuck and other Native people. Join us for three lectures focused on regional Indigenous histories and perspectives, including stories of accommodation, alliance, and conflict that illuminate the connections between land and history.


Thursday, July 6, 7 - 8:30 pm

Peter Thomas, Independent Scholar

"Life and Times of the Pocumtuck"


Thursday, July 13, 7 - 8:30 pm

Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College

“The 1735 Deerfield Conference: Indigenous Diplomacy in Action”

Sponsored by Bank of America


Thursday, July 20, 7 - 8:30 pm

Margaret Bruchac, University of Pennsylvania

“Hiding in Plain Sight? Reconsidering Native Histories Along the Kwinitekw”


Free and open to the public, but registration is required. All summer lectures will be a hybrid program, with either on-site or virtual registration options for attendees. Speakers will present on-site at Historic Deerfield’s Deerfield Community Center - Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA, 01342


To register:

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