Sherry Gould, enrolled member and Tribal Genealogist in the Nulhegan Band of Coosuk Abenaki and co-founder of Nulhegan’s Abenaki Trails Project will speak about what rivers and wetlands meant to Abenaki people historically and their cultural importance today.
Dr. Robert Goodby, Professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University, an archaeologist with over 30 years of experience excavating Native American sites in New England, and author of A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History (2021) will speak about what the archaeological record tells us about the importance of rivers to Native Americans.
This is part of the Gregory J. Grappone '04 Humanities Institute at Saint Anselm College's 2021-2022 BIG THOUGHT series "A River Runs Through Us". The series is a year-long exploration of the geographical, ecological, biological, historical, economic, and cultural relationship we all share with the Merrimack River. The many events are designed to help us understand the profound and ubiquitous power that the Merrimack River has in our lives, and to reflect upon the power and presence water has in shaping and sustaining our humanity. For more information, visit the series' website: www.anselm.edu/gregory-j-grappone-humanities-institute/big-thought-series
No registration required. This event will be held inside. Social distancing may not always be possible due to space constraints—make the best decision for you.
LOCATION - Roger and Francine Jean Student Center | Top floor | Saint Anselm College