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MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is hosting an academic conference, "17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast" on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19.
The public is invited to join and engage with international scholars as they unveil new findings, years of research, and discuss regional history, archaeology, and cultural affairs from the Northeast region’s unique and conflicted past.
The conference features Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward as keynote speaker, more than 50 scholars from universities such as Columbia, Nebraska, Virginia, and Denver, and representing museums such as the Smithsonian and Plimoth Plantation.
Kevin McBride, research director at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, is presenting the latest findings from the Battlefields of the Pequot War (1636-1637) project. The Battlefields of the Pequot War project, established by the Museum with support from the University of Connecticut and the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, expands current understandings of the Pequot War. Using traditional historical and archaeological methods with the newest technology, the project has resulted in new discoveries and the locations and preservation of Pequot War battlefields across Connecticut.
The conference is intended for adults and students who are interested in history, anthropology, geography, genealogy, and archaeology. The Museum provides and participates in the study and rhetoric of the 17th century in New England, a period of tumultuous change for the Mashantucket Pequot tribe.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is a nonprofit educational institution that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the indigenous cultures and societies of the United States and Canada. To accomplish this mission, the museum conducts and supports research and the development of ethnographic, archival, library, and archeological collections, and provides programs and exhibits that encourage interaction with and among indigenous peoples, the public, and the scholarly community.
For more information about the "17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast" academic conference, visit www.PequotMuseum.org or call 860.396.6804.
posted August 26, 2013 7:40 am edt