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Tomaquag Museum's VIRTUAL Literature and Culture Author Conversation Series

  • Dates: 5/5/2021, 6/9/2021
  • Location: Tomaquag Museum
  • 390 A Summit Road
  • Exeter, RI 02822
  • Tomaquag's Literature and Culture Author Conversation series is a virtual public discussion with authors, reflecting on indigenous life, history, literature, health and wellness, and representation. Each session will explore what inspired them to write, their literary interests, techniques and passions, and what they hope will be the impact of their writing. March 24: Discussion with the author of Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England , Amy E. Den Ouden. Paying special attention to complex cultural and political facets of indigenous resistance to 18th century southern New England, Den Ouden restructures the framework for Native land rights and our histories. April 14: Discussion with Yvonne Wakin Dennis to discuss her book, Native American Landmarks and Festivals. Dennis illuminates 729 landmarks and events using maps, photos, illustrations, addresses and websites to fully envelope the reader in understanding the indigenous peoples behind the history, and cultural practices associated with each place. May 5: Discussion with Patricia Rubertone as we discuss her book, Native Providence: Memory, Community, & Survivance in the Northeast . Rubertone challenges the myth that cities, like Providence, don't have Indigenous people, history or presence. Through extensive archival research, community conversations, and reflection on the urban landscape, she gives an account of Indigenous survivance and impacts of settler colonialism through the stories of the lives of intersecting tribal people. June 9: Discussion with Christine DeLuca will discuss her book, Memory Lands, which explores how the past continues to matter in the present, and how understandings of "place" have been central to the relationship between Native American and New England colonial communities.