Preserved on the Mighty Waters: The Indian Mariners Project
Sep 21, 2013
1:00 pm until 2:30 pm
History enthusiasts learn how hundreds of Native men in the northeast region adjusted to their rapidly changing world after land loss and the American Revolution. One important and largely unseen shift involved the participation of Indian men in various forms of maritime labor, from shipbuilding to whaling. Senior researcher, Dr. Jason Mancini discusses his recent findings about these men – their “roots” and “routes,” the global social networks they formed, and their traveling histories based on the objects they collected and stories they told. His lecture includes whaleship routes mapped on Google Earth as well as details from his research trip to the Hawaii State Archives where he located two Pequot and five Shinnecock whalemen in Honolulu in the 1860s. Guests hear about his magnificent travels to New Zealand to meet with Maori descendants of a New England Indian whaleman and to Alaska to observe a whale hunt by the Inupait community of Point Lay. In the Auditorium. Free with Museum admissions, free to Museum members.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
110 Pequot Trail
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