4:10 p.m. Mon., Nov. 13 • 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights • MORE
Andrea Lynn Smith, professor of anthropology, will discuss her recent publication, Memory Wars: Settlers and Natives Remember Washington’s Sullivan Expedition. Memory Wars explores the public memory of the Sullivan Expedition (1779) of the Revolutionary War. Sullivan’s troops traveled from Easton into the Haudenosaunee homeland, where they destroyed over forty Indigenous villages. Today it is celebrated by 55 markers in Pennsylvania and over 200 in New York. In Memory Wars, Smith contrasts settler accounts with how the Sullivan story is expressed at Haudenosaunee cultural centers.
Submitted by: Joli Mellett