Wed, Nov 1, 2017
The Powhatan Landscape
Location: St. Mary's College of Maryland, Cole Cinema, Campus Center
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Michael Bruckler
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Anthropology Department will host Professor Martin Gallivan, College of William & Mary, for the lecture “The Powhatan Landscape” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:15 p.m. in Cole Cinema, Campus Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
The presentation will offer a new perspective on Chesapeake history by tracing the Native past from the arrival of Algonquian forager-fishers to the rise of the Powhatan chiefdom. The goal will be to shift the frame of reference from English accounts of colonial events toward a longer narrative of Algonquians’ construction of places, communities, and connections in between. The archaeological record indicates that scholars’ attentiveness to the English arrival in the Chesapeake has concealed a deeper, indigenous past in Tsenacomacoh, the Algonquian term for Tidewater Virginia.
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