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November 7, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virginia Air and Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Rd.

Hampton, VA 23669
Free and open to the public
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Sigma Series — Virginia Indians' History of 18,000 Years

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation and an anthropologist, examines the deep history of American Indian presence in what we now call Virginia and considers how our understanding of that history has changed with archaeological discoveries. She also analyzes the ways in which that story has been presented and how Native people have come to be seen as people of the past through the interpretations of museums and historians, policy makers, and popular media. She considers these issues from a Native perspective and offers ideas intended to expand the story we tell about Virginia’s first people. This lecture is in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month 2017.