For millennia, Indigenous peoples have been living in North America, within many Nations and among broadly diverse cultures. Native people played prominent roles throughout the period of European colonization, in the Revolutionary War, and during westward expansion. Indigenous people continue to resist ongoing challenges to sovereignty and representation. How Native peoples have been remembered in collective memory is a history unto itself, in which Jefferson played no small role.
Join us for a conversation between Heather Bruegl (Oneida/Stockbridge-Munsee), public historian, activist, and independent consultant, and Monticello’s Director of Historic Interpretation Brandon Dillard (Cherokee Nation). Both Dillard and Bruegl are longtime scholars of public history and will speak to the complexities of collective memory toward Indigenous peoples in North America.