Thundersticks by David J. Silverman

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1634
Cost: Free
Promotions: Woo Pass: 2 Woo Points
Sponsored by: American Antiquarian Society
Description: 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.
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