Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
5005 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22304
Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, and an anthropologist, will examine the deep history of 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.