NHS Virtual Winter Lecture Series – Emma Baker’s Place: A Mohegan Woman Standing for Her People and the Land
March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmfree
In collaboration with the Connecticut League of History Organization, the Norwich Historical Society is sponsoring a free virtual winter lecture series based on topics from our Walk Norwich Trail system. The four-part lecture series is free and open to the public. The lectures will be recorded and available on our website and social media platforms for on-demand viewing.
The third lecture in our virtual winter lecture series will focus on topics from the Uncas Leap Trail. Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Williams College, and Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, Tribal Historian and Medicine Woman of the Mohegan Nation, will present their lecture titled: Emma Baker’s Place: A Mohegan Woman Standing for Her People and the Land
An inductee into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, Emma Baker took on political causes in a time when non-Native women were not allowed to vote. This talk explores how Baker laid the groundwork for future tribal rights and women’s rights, with her long-term visions and actions. This presentation offers new understandings of how women, gender roles, and Indigenous histories–as included in the recent Uncas Leap Trail Project–enrich all of our relationships to the land we call home.
The lecture will be held Thursday March 25, 2021 at 3:00pm via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
This webinar is offered in collaboration with the Connecticut League of History Organizations. For more information about CLHO, please visit www.clho.org.
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About the Speakers
Christine DeLucia is Assistant Professor of History at Williams College. She is the author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (2018), and articles and essays in The Journal of American History, Native American and Indigenous Studies, New England Quarterly, and other publications. She researches, teaches, writes, and collaborates on projects grounded in the Native Northeast, early America and New England, and multiple ways of engaging with the past.
Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel is the Tribal Historian and Medicine Woman of the Mohegan Nation. She is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and author. Tantaquidgeon Zobel’s books include the biography Medicine Trail: The Life and Lessons of Gladys Tantaquidgeon (University of Arizona Press, 2000) and the mystery Wabanaki Blues (Poisoned Pen Press, 2015). Her goal is to share the enduring traditions, humor, challenges, joys, and spirit of historic and contemporary Native New England.