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Red Barn Speaker Series: Digging into Native History in NH

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go “underground,” concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth’s surface. Dr. Goodby will also discuss his local work on the Grey Rocks property. Local artifacts will be brought by community members for display during this program. 

Robert Goodby is an associate professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. He holds a PhD in anthropology from Brown University and has spent the last thirty years studying Native American archaeological sites in New England. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, and serves on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. In 2010, he directed the excavations of four 12,000 year old Paleoindian dwelling sites at the Tenant Swamp site in Keene.

NH Humanities To Go Program: This week’s program is free, thanks to support from NH Humanities!


August 22
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Red Barn
41 North Shore Rd.
Hebron, NH United States
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