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Finding Newtown: The Archaeology of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign
January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for this free history presentation.
In 1779, General George Washington ordered a campaign driving the British allied Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) from their homes in present-day New York. The resulting Sullivan-Clinton Campaign dramatically impacted the Haudenosaunee communities, impacting the rest of the war in the Northeast and shaping the colonizer’s relations with Native American populations. This talk presents the history of the campaign and the archaeology of the campaign’s most noteworthy battles- Newtown and Chemung.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Michael Jacobson holds a doctorate and MA in anthropology from Binghamton University and a BA in anthropology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. His research interests include the archaeology of conflict and landscape archaeology. He formerly worked at the Public Archaeology Facility, where he established a research program supported by the National Park Service for studying and preserving New York’s Revolutionary War battlefields.
Roberson recognizes it sits on the ancestral homeland of the Onondaga Nation, which is part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, comprising six nations. We extend our respect and gratitude to them as the past, present, and future stewards of this land, and are honored to display the contributions this nation and its people have made and continue to make to art, history, and science.
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