Tue, Feb 06|
Southbury Public Library
Our Hidden Landscapes: Indigenous Stone Ceremonial Sites in Eastern North America
"Our Hidden Landscapes" edited by Lucianne Lavin and Elaine Thomas helps us to recognize, understand, appreciate and protect North America's Indigenous ceremonial stone landscapes.
Time & Location
Feb 06, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Rd, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
About the event
Take a walk in the woods and you’ll come across stone walls, foundations from abandoned farms and mills and other mysterious collections of stones. They may form a pile, a tower, or perhaps be reminiscent of an animal. You may have come across Native American ceremonial sites.
The idea of Native Americans designing stone structures that represent sacred landscapes is fairly new to some Northeastern researchers, as it was historically – and erroneously -- thought that local Indigenous peoples did not build in stone and all such structures were the result of European-American farming activities. Some of it is, but some of it is not. Dr. Lavin will explain how to recognize these sites as well as how to work to protect these sites.
Southbury Land Trust and the Southbury Public Library are proud to bring Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director Emerita of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian to the library on Tuesday, February 6, at 1 p.m. for “Our Hidden Landscapes,” based on her latest book.
The snow make-up date for this free presentation will be Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.
This program is best suited for adults and those children 10 years of age and older. Please register with the Southbury Public Library for this program.