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Reconsidering Newton’s Native History

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

History tells us that John Eliot, the “Apostle to the Indians,” came to the area of present-day Newton in 1646 to preach to the local indigenous communities. A scene of Eliot preaching is depicted on Newton’s City Seal. What did Native people have to gain by welcoming Eliot into their community and what were they ultimately prepared to sacrifice under increased colonial pressure to adopt a foreign religious belief structure? This talk by Drew Lopenzina, professor and author of Red Ink, is part of the Newton History Series co-sponsored by the Newton Free Library. Register below to receive the Zoom link for the program on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Note: If seats are filled, use the library’s registration form to have your name placed on the waiting list. You may also watch NewTV’s livestream of the event.

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Historic Newton
Phone:
617.641.9142
Email:
csilverstein@newtonma.gov
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Venue

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Newton, MA United States + Google Map