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Monumental Mobility with Jean O’Brien

The Department of History presents Jean O’Brien and “Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit”

Thursday, January 17, 2019
3:30–5:00 p.m., 375 McKenzie Hall

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Jean O’Brien is a historian at the University of Minnesota, specializing in American Indian history, Indigenous Studies. Her book Monumental Mobility The Memory Work of Massasoit, coauthored with historian Lisa Blee, reveals the story of Indigenous history, art fraud, and memorial culture that surrounds a 1921 statue of a Pokanoket Massasoit (leader) who served as a welcoming diplomat to the Pilgrims and a participant in the mythical first Thanksgiving.

Join us on January 17 in exploring this unexpected chapter of Indigenous historical memory. This lecture event is free and open to the public.