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Book & Bottle: “Indian Fields: An Archaeological Study of Montaukett Indian Lives” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book & Bottle: "Indian Fields: An Archaeological Study of Montaukett Indian Lives" at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes local wine & cheese
plus admission to current exhibits!
RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, anthropologist and archaeologist Allison Manfra McGovern’s illustrated presentation will explore Montaukett Indian lives through documents and archaeological data from Indian Fields in Montauk, a small parcel of land on which the Montaukett Indians were permitted to live in the 18th and 19th centuries until Arthur Benson purchased it at public auction. Following this purchase, Montaukett Indians faced dispossession, relocation, and detribalization (by New York state). The archaeological remains of Indian Fields will be discussed along with historical data on Montaukett labor, movement, and social networks.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Allison McGovern is an anthropologist and professional archaeologist with more than 15 years of experience in archaeology and history on Long Island. Her recent book, The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast, is a co-edited volume (with Chris Matthews) of historic archaeological studies that focus on race and racialization. Dr. McGovern currently teaches at Farmingdale State College.

We hope you can join us for this special event!

The Suffolk County Historical Society hosts lectures and book discussions by noted local historians and authors on subjects related to Long Island’s rich history. Lectures are held in our beautiful, newly renovated Weathervane Gallery or Noel J. Gish Gallery. Visit our website for our Book & Bottle schedule. www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org


November 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Suffolk County Historical Museum
300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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