All Friends of Historic Saugerties talks are open to anyone who is interested in history! Seating is limited to 81, please plan accordingly.
Friends of Historic Saugerties Presents:
NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN OF THE EASTERN WOODLANDS
Drawing examples from the Cherokee, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and Munsee Lenape (Algonquin), this presentation by writer and teacher Sally Bermanzohn will illustrate women’s historical role in the First Nations of the eastern woodlands. Learn what life was like for the indigenous people who lived here before the European Conquest of the Americas. Forests and meadows covered the eastern region of North America, with many rivers, plentiful rainfall, and fertile soil. Farming was the main way people fed themselves and their tribes. In most of the eastern woodlands, women were responsible for farming, and they held a high status in their tribes. In contrast, women in European societies were dominated by men, politically, economically, socially.
Sally Bermanzohn is the author of “Indian Annie, A Grandmother’s Story” and “Through Survivors Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre.” She taught Political Science at Brooklyn College for many years and now lives in the Hudson Valley where she is active at the African Roots Center in Kingston and in Neetopk Keetopk, a Native and ally group dedicated to teaching Native American history and culture.