“Resisting Erasure in the Native Northeast: King Philip’s War and the Remaking of History, Memory, and Place”
The Indigenous resistance movement and colonial conflict known as King Philip’s War (1675-1678) shaped the American Northeast in powerful ways, and its consequences have reverberated for more than three centuries. Christine DeLucia's presentation revisits Native American and colonial encounters before, during, and after this pivotal period, shedding new light on how and why diverse communities pursued diplomacy, peacemaking, and violence. This talk invites conversation about how the past continues to matter in the present, and the opportunities as well as challenges related to decolonization of and caretaking for meaningful lands and waters.
Christine DeLucia is Associate Professor of History at Williams College, and author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (Yale University Press, 2018).
Monday, September 20 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm