Native American contributions focus of lecture
WHAT: Illustrated lecture WHEN: Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St. (Route 209), Stone Ridge
DETAILS: The Stone Ridge Library will present an illustrated lecture titled “Borrowed Capitals, Borrowed Holidays.” It will be delivered by Evan Pritchard, a Native American author and scholar. He will share his research covering the Algonquian people and their contribution to both our current political structure and seasonal holidays. He will also give examples of many United States capitals which were once centers of population and leadership for Native Americans and how some governmental structures that we have today derive from the Delaware and Haudenosaunee Confederacies of our region. He will also speak about the “Nunnowa,” and “Gumwin,” Indian harvest celebrations, as we prepare for the nation’s traditional Thanksgiving celebration. The program is suitable for all ages and is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Call the library program office at (845) 687-7023, ext. 108, for more information.