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Undoing Bad Press: Rethinking Haudenosaunee Historical Events Erroneously Portrayed in the Jesuit Relations

Time: March 5, 2019, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Susan Hill (University of Toronto)

The appearance of the French Jesuits at Onondaga Lake from 1656-58 has been narrated as a triumphal story of first contact with the Onondaga Nation. This is profoundly different from the Onondaga versions of this encounter that are recorded in wampum belts and told in oral stories.  Hill's talk examines the gap between written and oral versions of this encounter.

Philip Arnold, Religion