The public is welcome to join The Mohegan Tribe and Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library for a free evening with Native American Historian, Dr. Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) as she presents on her book, "Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England."
"Firsting and Lasting" argues that local histories became a primary
means by which European Americans asserted their own modernity
while denying it to Indian peoples. Drawing on more than six
hundred local histories from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and
Rhode Island, O’Brien explores how these narratives inculcated
the myth of Indian extinction, a myth that has stubbornly remained
in the American consciousness.
This event is free, but please RSVP to let us know you will attend at (860) 236-5621 x238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Mohegan Tribal members only:
Mohegan Tribal members should refer to the email for details on transportation from the reservation and other pertinent information. Mohegan Tribal members should RSVP to the Cultural Department Hotline at 860-862-6124.