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“From Refugees to Slave Traders: The Transformation of the Westo”

Native American Studies Center
119 S. Main St.
Lancaster 29720

In the mid-17th century the Rickohockan Indians settled at the Falls of the James River briefly. After battling the English and the Pamunkey, they negotiated a trade deal, changed their name to Westo, and settled along the Savannah River. Their move introduced guns and Native slaving in the Southeast, and had far-reaching consequences. This talk by Maureen Meyers, Senior Archaeologist at New South Associates, will present the ethnohistoric evidence for the Westo and contextualize their action in a changing colonial economic sphere. To attend the lecture in person, please call (803) 313-7172 or email usclnasp@mailbox.sc.edu to reserve your spot. To attend via Zoom, register via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdOmhqzIrGNyqtSohUNoSwq6oY3Tm6Gm6

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