Tea and Popovers 2013!

Tea, Popovers, and Archaeology - Colonialism to Pluralism: 
An archaeologist’s education in the northlands

Monday, October 21, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jordan Pond House
$20 for Abbe Museum members, $30 for non-members. Reservations are required, by phone at 207-288-3519 or by email at educator@abbemuseum.org.

David Putnam at work.
David E. Putnam, Lecturer of Science at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will share his personal evolution as a prehistoric archaeologist in Maine, and how his own attitudes about the interests of Native American/First Nations people in archaeological issues initially reflected those of his peers and community. That “mainestream” paradigm was challenged by moving to Montana and Alaska, living in native communities, and working for tribal groups. Returning to northern Maine in 1995, he embarked on a new career trajectory and an enhanced relationship with the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet people of the region. The rich partnership that developed has resulted in numerous joint initiatives with the Bands of northern Maine, and the First Nations of New Brunswick and Quebec.

Sponsored by the Acadia Corporation.