October 13: Chris Sockalexis presents, "Cultural History/Archaeology within the Traditional Landscape of the Penobscot"

29 Sep 2022 1:22 PM | Anonymous member

The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center is pleased to announce that Chris Sockalexis is the next speaker in its Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series. On Thursday October 13 at 7pm,  Chris will present Penobscot culture, history, and archaeology within the traditional landscape of the Penobscot Nation.  This will include an overview of the archaeological record mixed with traditional knowledge and traditional / contemporary drumming and singing.  

Chris Sockalexis is a member of the Penobscot Nation and is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Penobscot Nation. He is a graduate of the University of Maine Anthropology Department as well as the Climate Change Institute.  Chris is also an accomplished singer who travels throughout the northeast to various powwows and other gatherings with his drum group, The RezDogs.  He loves being out on the waterways of Maine and is one of the lead contacts for the Penobscot Nation Cultural Tourism Program which offers guided canoe trips along the Penobscot River.

This event is free and takes place at Tewksbury Hall on Weston Avenue in Skowhegan and will also be broadcast via Zoom. Masks are required for in-person attendance.  

To register for the Zoom link, visit https://msad54.maineadulted.org/

FMI: (207) 474-6632.

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