SUNKSKWA! Women Leaders of the Esopus Munsee and other First Nations – Evan Pritchard, Native American Scholar

Sunday, November 12
3-5 pm

Marbletown Community Center

In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York, Evan Pritchard will offer a power point lecture discussing the lives and lifestyles of Algonquin women of influence in New York during the late1600s. He will focus on several leading (but now forgotten) “Sunkskwas”–women who became sachems through the death of their husbands. He will also discuss how Mohawk and Seneca women inspired the suffrage movement in New York State, starting in the 1840s and leading to votes for women in 1917. A reception and book sale/signing will follow the talk.