The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the Hudson Area Library and the Gotham Center for New York City History, will present Natives on the Land: American Indians in the Mid-Hudson Valley, by lecture by Dr. William A. Starna.
Starna is professor emeritus of anthropology at the State University of New York, Oneonta, and a long-time student of the Iroquoian and Algonquian peoples of eastern North America, as well as federal and state Indian relations. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of History and a member of the board of trustees of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History. For many years, he was a consultant with the Native American Rights Fund and has worked with more than twenty American Indian tribes on land claims, treaty rights, and the federal acknowledgment process and has written extensively on Native American and colonial history.
The lecture takes place at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, April 19, at the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. A question-and-answer period and refreshments will follow the talk.
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