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Pennsylvania’s Native Americans—Part I of Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest

March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Presented by Roger Swartz, Author, Educator & Historian and Deborah ‘Turtle’ Swartz, Native American Living Historian & Authority

An illustrated overview of the history and way of life of Pennsylvania’s Native Americans will be presented. Covering the period from circa 1525 through 1800, the Swartzes will talk about the major groups of Native Americans living in or near Penn’s Woods. Groups include the Iroquois, Shawnee, Susquehannock, and Lanape (Delaware), with discussion of where they were, and when. The contrast between the Native American and Euro-American settlers of the period will also be highlighted. ‘Turtle’ Swartz will wear Native American 18th-century regalia “that would be recognized by George Washington.”  Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to [email protected].

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March 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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