Live Online: Legacies of 1620 and the Mayflower - Native Americans of New EnglandTuesday October 13, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
The story of the Mayflower and the creation of Plymouth Colony in 1620 maintains a strong hold on the American imagination and popular culture. America's founding myth depicts the establishment of the Puritan colony, celebrated at Thanksgiving, as the point of origin of the country. The history of the indigenous peoples on whose lands the English moved are too often a marginal or a neglected part of the founding myth of New England and America. By focusing on a few select case studies, historic sketches, and biographies from throughout New England, Professor Christoph Strobel will explore the story of Native Americans in the region including the horrendous impact that colonization, dispossession, and racism had on the lives of indigenous peoples in New England. It will also emphasize Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances.
Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses in Native American and global history. His most recent book is Native Americans of New England. He is also the author of the Global Atlantic: 1400-1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, and, co-author with Alice Nash, of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Strobel has also published three books on immigration and his scholarly essays appear in many academic journals and in various edited collections.
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