Contact: Sarah Ray

Posted: March 24, 2003

May 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Kirk Alumni Center, Route 30

Lecture and discussion: “Who Owns the Past?
Native American Perspectives on Archaeology and History” by Donna
Roberts Moody and John Moody of the Abenaki Nation. Do Native American
interpretations of prehistoric materials carry more weight than theories
presented by archaeologists and historians? The speakers will discuss
the politics of how the public understands Vermont’s past. Topics
will include Abenaki ethnohistory, the repatriation of archaeological
materials, and how prehistoric and historical social dynamics shape contemporary
Abenaki issues in Vermont.

For more information, contact Michael J. Sheridan,
Middlebury College visiting assistant professor of sociology and anthropology,
at 802-443-3472 or