Indigenous Archaeology at a WWII Prisoner of War Camp
Presented by Bonnie Newsom, Nutalket Consulting
This presentation will highlight investigations of a former WWII German prisoner of war camp located within Passamaquoddy tribal territory at Indian Township, Maine. The site represents an episode of Maine history that has received minimal attention and reflects a unique and historic use of tribal lands in Maine. Nutalket Consulting worked closely with the Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation Office to apply an indigenous archaeologies framework to the investigation, resulting in a project designed to build tribal capacity through archaeological skills development and training within the Passamaquoddy community.
Bonnie Newsom is a member of the Penobscot Nation and President of Nutalket Consulting—a small business that blends archaeology and heritage preservation consulting with Native American art and jewelry design. Previously, she served for ten years as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Penobscot Nation. Newsom is Chair of the Repatriation Review Committee for the Smithsonian Institution and is the first Wabanaki woman to serve as a Trustee for the University of Maine System. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Quaternary Studies from the University of Maine. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Monday, October 20, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Jordan Pond House
$20 for Abbe Museum Members
$30 for Non-Museum Members
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