NASA’s Colloquium Sigma Series

History  •  Virginia Indians

Karenne Wood
Karenne Wood

Virginia Air & Space Center

600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
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Director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, Karenne Wood (Monacan), will be the featured speaker for NASA Langley Research Center’s Colloquium Sigma Series during November’s Native American Heritage Month.

Wood’s talk, Stone, Bone & Clay: Virginia Indians’ History of 18,000 Years, will examine the deep history of the American Indian presence in what we now call Virginia and consider how our understanding of that history has changed with archaeological discoveries.

She will also analyze the ways in which that story has been presented and how Native people have come to be seen as people of the past through the interpretations of museums and historians, policy makers, and popular media. She’ll consider these issues from a Native perspective and offers ideas intended to expand the story we tell about Virginia’s first people.

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