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Native Pennsylvania to 1763: A Native American History
November 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr. Paul Douglas Newman, history professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, will join us virtually for this program in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Join us in our Community Room for his live, remote presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions.
Dr. Newman will discuss indigenous peoples in the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Allegheny/Ohio Valleys from pre-European contact, through the Dutch and Swedish colonial eras (New Netherland and New Sweden), and then William Penn’s Pennsylvania through the Seven Years War.
About our region, he will discuss ancient inhabitants, and then the return of native peoples from 1723-63, including Conemaugh Town, Quemahoning, Black Legs Town, Keckenpaulin’s Town and settlements out to the west such as Kittaning, Sewickly, Queen Aliquippa’s Town, Shanopin’s Town, Logstown, Kuskusky, and Sacunck. They called themselves “The Eleven Nations of Indians of Allegheny.”
No preregistration is required.