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BOOK TALK WITH JEFFREY L. HANTMAN Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People
November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm| Free
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, author and professor of anthropology Jeffrey L. Hantman joins us to discuss his book “Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People.” While Jamestown and colonial settlements dominate narratives of Virginia’s earliest days, the land’s oldest history belongs to its native people. Hantman’s book tells the story of the Monacan Indian people of Virginia, stretching from 1000 AD through the moment of colonial contact in 1607 and into the present, revealing a group whose ritual practices bespeak centuries of politically and culturally dynamic history. By examining representations of the tribe in colonial, postcolonial, and contemporary texts, Hantman fosters a dynamic, unfolding understanding of who the Monacan people were and are. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804.692.3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.