Lecture: "Indigenous Removal in the Hudson Valley During the French & Indian War"

06/22/2022 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET


"Indigenous Removal in the Hudson Valley During the French & Indian War"

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Virtual Via Zoom

$7/person | HRMM Members FREE

Dr. Tom Midtrød discusses an attempt by the colonial governments of New York and New Jersey, as well as Sir William Johnson, the British superintendent of Indian affairs, to remove members of Algonquian-speaking Native groups from the wider Hudson Valley region during the Seven Years’ War, also known as the French and Indian War, which took place from 1754-63. As the crisis of war and paranoia spread among the colonial population, government officials exploited and exaggerated individual acts of violence against local Native groups to encourage them to leave the Hudson Valley, resettling first among the Mohawks and later farther west.

Speaker Bio:

Tom Arne Midtrød is an associate professor of early American history at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is author of the book The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley.

Program information:

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