This Land is Their Land

Code: SL41020

Dates: November 7, 2019

Meets: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $35.00

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Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, historian David J. Silverman will offer a transformative new look at the Plymouth colony’s founding events, told for the first time with the Wampanoag people at the heart of the story. Silverman will shed new light on the events that led to the creation, and bloody dissolution, of the alliance between the Wampanoag tribe and the Plymouth settlers. The result complicates and deepens our current narrative of the first Thanksgiving, presenting us with a new narrative of our country’s origins for the twenty-first century. Discover why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning, rather than the traditional celebration, on Thanksgiving.
Fee: $35.00

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David Silverman

David J. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University, where he specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of Thundersticks, Red Brethren, Ninigret, and Faith and Boundaries. His essays have won major awards from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the New York State Historical Association.



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