Changing Views: The Abenaki - The First Travelers

This program is part of The Hopkinton Historical Society’s 2019 summer exhibit and series of programming, Changing Views: Relations Between Hopkinton's Early Settlers and Native Americans. The exhibit and programs will look at the history of Native American and Euro-colonial cultural clashes in Hopkinton, how the perception of Native Americans has changed, and examine both the differences between the two cultures and the connections to be made between their shared past.

Lynn Murphy, Abenaki elder, educator, and basket-maker, will present a program on the ancient history and enduring presence of First Nations people. Her program will trace their journey from a pre-contact subsistence lifestyle, emigration to Canada, assimilation with the White population in New England, into present day. 

Free and open to the public. 

Other programs in this series:
7/7/2019 - Herb Walk
7/18/2019 - The Hidden Histories of New England's Georgian Shoes
8/18/2019 - Twist, Tie, Knot: Indigenous Textiles of the Northeast