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The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Opukaha’ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk

November 21 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
| Cost: $4 | Cost for Members: $2

The moving stories of two young Indigenous men, Henry ‘Opukaha’ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk, both of whom came to Connecticut in the 19th-century, died and where buried a long way from their homelands. Over 100 years later, descendant women had spiritual visitations that their ancestor wanted to “come home” and started the repatriation process. Nick Bellantoni oversaw the archaeological disinterment and forensic identifications in returning these men to their respective Native families.

Presented by Nick Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus CT State Archaeologist

The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.

Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States

Organizer

Name:
Lectures & Adult Programs
Phone:
413-314-6488
Email:

Cost

Cost:
$4
Cost for Members:
$2