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Thundersticks by David J. Silverman

History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North Americas indigenous peoples  a cultural earthquake so profound that its impact has yet to be adequately measured. This lecture, based upon the book Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America, explores how Native Americans embracing of firearms transformed their cultures and empowered them to pursue their interests and defend their political and economic autonomy for over two centuries.

Cost: Free

Woo Pass: 2 Woo Points

Suggested Audiences:High School, College, Adult, Elders

Website: http://www.americanantiquarian.org

Last Modified: August 29, 2017 at 3:32 PM

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