The New Hampshire Humanities Council has sponsored mostly local authors to give talks on their books throughout the state. I have been to a handful of them. Some are simply amazing! Some are just OK. I always learn something!
This one is:
Native American History of New Hampshire: Alliance and Survival, circa[masked]
David Stewart-Smith begins this program with the last part of the Woodland Period, when Indians in northern New England were faced with several challenges. By the time of French and English exploration in the region, strong tribal alliances had begun to center along southeastern Maine, coastal and central New Hampshire, and the north shore of Massachusetts. These relationships became known as the Pennacook alliance; a confederacy of about 16 tribal and family groups that held together through severe climate change, European colonization, devastating epidemic disease, and intertribal warfare. Here we see Passaconaway, the chief of the Pennacook, rise to power and place his family in the mainstream of colonial interaction. The program concludes with King Philip's War and subsequent events just prior to the turn of the 18th century.
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