Cultivating Memorial Geographies and Collective Memories - Bidwell House (online)

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Name: Cultivating Memorial Geographies and Collective Memories - Bidwell House (online)
Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Event Description:
The third Zoom lecture in Bidwell House's new off-season series: "Hidden in Plain Sight: Native Peoples and the Struggle to Recover Their History in New England."

Though the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans were forced to leave their homelands in 1783, they have never relinquished their ties to the Mahicannituck River Valley and have continued to return to this region over the last 238 years. In this talk, Dr. Rose Miron discusses the heritage tourism trips organized by the tribe’s Historical Committee in the late 20th century, which brought busloads of tribal citizens back to the Northeast to learn about Mohican history. The trips allowed tribal citizens to recreate the geographies in which their ancestors lived and cultivate new collective memories that strengthened a shared sense of tribal history, laying the foundation for future interventions in regional museums and other public history sites.
Members - Free
Nonmembers - $10
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