Please join us for our fall lecture by Dr. Kathryn Sampeck from Illinois State University. The lecture, “A Day in the Life of a Sixteenth-Century Ani-Yunwiya (Cherokee) Village”, will take place at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 3rd in Rhode Island Hall 108, Brown University. This lecture is part of AIA’s Nadzia Borowski Lecture series. We hope to see you there!
What was daily life like for Cherokees just at the moment when groups of people from across the Atlantic—Spaniards and Africans—started to become part of their world? A tour of one settlement, Cowee, lets audience members understand what Cherokee homes, communities, and networks of communities were like and the kinds of activities that were important to peoples’ lives. Each example is based on archaeologically-recovered information as well as community history and knowledge. This visit shows what an important historical moment this time was for Cherokees and colonists alike, why these settlements are places of enduring importance, and how Cherokee peoples were crucial in early colonial encounters and subsequent political and economic developments.
Photograph by Michael Oppenheim