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Authors @ New Canaan: Colin G. Calloway presents The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
April 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome Colin G. Calloway, PhD, Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. Professor Calloway will speak about his book, The Indian World of George Washington, on Sunday April 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Elm Street Books. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
In his compelling biography, Colin G. Calloway examines the complex relationship between the great Native American leaders of George Washington’s time – Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle – and our founding father. Calloway returns these Native American leaders to their rightful place in history and sheds light on the vital role they played in the nation’s foundation. Tracing decades of Native American leaders’ interactions with Washington, from his early career as surveyor of Indian lands to his military career and later his presidency, Calloway invites us to reexamine the story of America’s beginnings.