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Lecture on Native Americans of the Hudson Valley
February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This talk on local Native American history will take place in the OCTC Great Room 101 in Kaplan Hall on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Quassaic, Kowawese, Skonanokee, Mistucky ~ Sound familiar? These are Native American place names in Orange County. Find out their meanings at a lecture to be given by Evan Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi’kmaq who are a First Nations people indigenous to Canada’s Maritime Provinces and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec and who also live in Newfoundland and northeast Maine, but are of the common origin of the Algonquins. Pritchard, (Abachbahamitch in Mi’kmaq) who has studied with elders, and, in turn, has developed programs and taught at many colleges and universities including Marist, Vassar, and Pace, is presently the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture in Rosendale, NY. He studied Orange County’s local indigenous language, Munsee Delaware, with the esteemed late elder Beulah Timothy.
They Walked These Paths Before Us: Honoring the Indigenous History of Orange County