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Online Indigenous Stories: People of the Dawnland

Portsmouth Public Library (NH)
175 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801

“People of the Dawnland,” an interactive exhibit at Strawbery Banke, is a space for learning more about the Abenaki, People of the Dawnland, past and present, by exploring their culture, arts, foodways and storytelling traditions. Objects found by archaeologists in the Puddle Dock neighborhood of Strawbery Banke include pottery and stone tools; and demonstrate that Native people have been here for millennia. Anne Jennison and Dr. Alexandra Martin will share their experiences and thoughts about creating the exhibit.

Registration is required. The Zoom link will be sent by email. Register at https://portsmouthpl.librarycalendar.com/events/indigenous-stories-people-dawnland.

Anne Jennison is a Northeast Native American storyteller of European and Abenaki heritage. Anne is also an historian, a member of the Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective, and a co-creator of the “People of the Dawnland” Abenaki exhibit at Strawbery Banke Museum.

Dr. Alexandra Martin is Strawbery Banke Museum’s Archaeologist and an Anthropology Faculty Fellow at the University of New Hampshire.