Friends of Historic Saugerties presents “Native American Women of the Eastern Woodlands,” a talk by writer and Brooklyn College Political Science professor Sally Bermanzohn, on Saturday, December 1. The author of Indian Annie, A Grandmother’s Story and Through Survivors’ Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre, Bermanzohn will discuss women’s historical role in the First Nations of the Eastern woodlands and the daily life of the indigenous people who lived here before the European conquest of the Americas.
Forests and meadows covered the Eastern region of North America, with many rivers, plentiful rainfall and fertile soil. Farming was the main way people fed themselves. In most of the Eastern woodlands, women were responsible for farming, and they held high status in their tribes. In contrast, women in European societies were dominated by men, politically, economically and socially.
“Native American Women of the Eastern Woodlands”
Saturday, Dec. 1
Saugerties Public Library
91 Washington Ave.