“From Refugees to Slave Traders: The Transformation of the Westo”

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 12:00pm
Native American Studies Center

In the mid-17th century the Rickohockan Indians settled at the Falls of the James River briefly. After battling the English and the Pamunkey, they negotiated a trade deal, changed their name to Westo, and settled along the Savannah River. Their move introduced guns and Native slaving in the Southeast, and had far-reaching consequences. This talk, presented by Maureen Meyers, Senior Archaeologist at New South Associates, will present the ethnohistoric evidence for the Westo and contextualize their action in a changing colonial economic sphere.

To attend the lecture in person, please call (803) 313-7172 or email usclnasp@mailbox.sc.edu to reserve your spot.

To attend via Zoom, register via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdOmhqzIrGNyqtSohUNoSwq6oY3Tm6Gm6 

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Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 12:00pm · add to calendar 2022-02-18 12:00:00 2022-02-18 15:00:00 America/New_York “From Refugees to Slave Traders: The Transformation of the Westo” https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/427142/from-refugees-to-slave-traders-the-transformation-of-the-westo Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, SC, 29720

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