Delaware River Valley indigenous nation
BARRYVILLE/SHOHOLA: Indigenous communities, peoples, and nations are the ones that flourished in any particular area before an invasion or colonization. One tribe from this region, anthropologists call the Northeastern Woodlands are also known as the Lenape who still carry an identity distinct from the culture that currently predominates in the Delaware River Valley.
“Indigenous” is a celebration of indigenous people of the Northeast. It includes two presentations and a display of artifacts, as well as classic prints and contemporary art related to this theme.
Glenn Pontier will be sharing original stories of the “original” (Lenape) people. The presentation offers a chance to learn from, how they used stories to build community.
Bill Leiser will present on the Zimmerman archeological dig, which discovered prehistoric tools and residential structures. Two of the recovered artifacts will be on display.
“We’ve heard stories about our area’s indigenous people, but how much of that is factual?,” asks Event Coordinator Ari Mir-Pontier. “Our November reception will separate the facts from the fiction.”
The event also includes art created by originals and transplants, music, and poetry, all related to the indigenous theme.
The reception is November 2, from 4 – 6 PM, at the AMCC, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola.
The event is sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association, and made possible through a grant from the Robert L. Snyder Foundation, administered by the Greater Pike Community Foundation.