Native Peoples of Hudson Valley at the State Museum

Mahican leader Etow Oh KoamThis place has a long history -- Henry Hudson sailed up the river in 1609. But the history of this place extends before that, of course, with the many Native Americans who lived here. So this event next week might be an interesting way to learn a little bit more about that history.

From the blurbage for "Native Peoples of Hudson Valley" at the State Museum on Wednesday, November 18:

At this time of year people often refer to the role of Native Americans in the founding of what became the United States of America. These origin stories, however, combine fact and myth. come learn about the actual history of Native peoples in the Hudson Valley from Archaelogist Michael Lucas and Jon Lothrop at a special [Albany] City Hall Rotunda Event at the Nw York State Museum. All Museum galliers will be open to the public until 7:00 p.m. following the presentation and Michael and Jon will be available in exhibit areas to answer visitors' questions.

The event starts at 5 pm (it looks like the talk starts at 5:30 pm), and it's free.

That portrait on the right is of the Mahican chief Etow Oh Koam -- it was painted during a visit he and three Mohawk leaders made to England in 1710.

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