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Comparing Sullivan Stories

Comparing Sullivan Stories: Historical Markers vs. Haudenosaunee Accounts
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Smith, Lafayette College
Sponsored by: the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, PA DCNR and the Wyoming County Commissioners
The Sullivan Expedition was a vast expedition that resulted in the destruction of over 60 villages, mostly Haudenosaunee. Because of its extent, it is also one of the most commemorated events in U.S. history, with well over 250 historical markers that stretch from Easton, PA into the Finger Lakes of New York. Smith studied this "Sullivan commemorative complex" for ten years, culminating in the book, Memory Wars. In her talk, she will show how the "Sullivan story" developed by markers in New York and Pennsylvania vary in important ways.  She then will discuss how the event is discussed at Haudenosaunee cultural centers and oral history. Tickets available by calling 570-836-1022 x3 or at the Dietrich’s ticket booth while they last. 


Show Dates
Sat, Jun. 8 - 11:00A