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Murder and Mercy on the Susquehanna with Nicole Eustace
July 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
**UPDATE** Due to a Covid diagnosis, this talk will be on Zoom only. Ticket are still available below.**UPDATE**
Join the Bidwell House Museum on Saturday July 9 for our second history talk of the summer, Murder and Mercy on the Susquehanna: Captain Civility of Conestoga Teaches Pennsylvania Colonists New Principles of Justice with New York University Professor, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award Finalist Nicole Eustace.
On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked a Seneca hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America. The lessons this case has to teach remain relevant to debates about criminal justice reform today.
Nicole Eustace is professor of history at New York University. She is the author 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism and Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution. Her most recent book, Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America, won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History.
This lecture will be held at the Tyringham Union Church at 128 Main Rd in Tyringham. This will be an in-person lecture, with the option to also watch a livestream via Zoom. All Zoom participants will receive a link to access the lecture a couple of days in advance.
You can purchase tickets via the website or at the door for viewing in-person. All Zoom tickets must be purchased in advance.
This program is sponsored in part by grants from the Monterey, Tyringham and Sandisfield Cultural Councils, a local agencies which are sponsored by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.