Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Meet the Editor

Meet the Editor: Dawn Dove (Narragansett)
 Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 1-2 pm
We have a new program in our popular series featuring local Native writers. This session is a little different –we get to meet an editor! Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, is coming to the library to talk about Through Our Eyes, An Indigenous View of Mashapaug Pond, a book she co-edited with Holly Ewald, founder of Urban Pond Procession. This beautiful book is the product of a year-long project to help people imagine what life would have been like for indigenous people living by Mashapaug Pond, in Providence, RI, before European contact. Narragansett community members ages 6 to 92 created collages about Mashapaug using photography, stamping, natural items, and hand-printed papers. The stories and poems illuminate their history, culture, and artistic expression. As an added bonus, Loren Spears (Narragansett), Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum director and educator, speaks about the significance of connecting art and culture to science and environmental curriculum. Please call the Research Library at (860) 396-6897 for more information.

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