Lecture - Colonial Stories: The Tangled Lives of Native Americans and English Settlers
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About the Event
The stories we hear from our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18th centuries? In this performance, storyteller/historian Jo Radner juxtaposes Native American oral traditions and stories told by her own New England ancestors to reveal a complex colonial "middle ground" in which English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, pursuers and refugees, relatives and aliens, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers.
Presented by Jo Radner, Professor Emerita of Literature, American University
The program is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.
Sponsored by the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Durham United.