Native Conflict Roundtable: October 30th, 2010

5th Annual Native American Archaeological Roundtable: NATIVE CONFLICT

The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

On Saturday, October 30  from 1:00pm – 5:00pm see Battlefields of the Pequot War researchers David Naumec and Joseph Peters (Pequot)  provide a presentation entitled Fighting the Pequot War (1636-1638): A Historical and Archaeological accounting of Native and European Weaponry & Tactics based on the ongoing research on the war and battlefield archaeology excavations.

Other presenters at the roundtable include filmmaker Guy Perrotta, who will show a trailer of his acclaimed film on the 17th century Pequot War, Mystic Voices, and Dr. Margaret Bruchac (Abenaki, University of Connecticut) who will give a PowerPoint presentation entitled Guns in the Valley: Pocumtuck Hostilities on the Colonial Frontier that will discuss later 17th century conflict in southern New England.

These presenters will be followed by a lively panel discussion that will include other conflict situations and how historical events affected contemporary political relationships.  Hear discussions of historical (documentary and oral) and archaeological evidence from other panelists including: Native American leaders Trudie Richmond (Schaghticoke), Faith Davison (Mohegan) and Steve Comer (Stockbridge Munsee Mohican), as well as archaeologists Ernie Wiegand (Norwalk Community College), Dr. Laurie Weinstein (Western Connecticut State University), and Dr. Lucianne Lavin (IAIS).

The general public is invited to this free event, and audience participation is encouraged. For more information, please visit the Institute of American Indian Studies calender.