First Contacts, Second Thoughts: Myth Understanding on the Northwest Coast

03/12/2008 4:30 pm
03/12/2008 5:30 pm

John Lutz (UVic, Dept. of History)
David Strong Building, Room  C118

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society's Public Lecture Series.

"First contact." The words leap off the page into the imagination. Between whom? What happened? How do we know what happened? This talk presents some first contact stories by Indigenous People and Europeans in the 18th-century Pacific Northwest and some of the lessons learned about their continuing importance today, from the CSRS project that resulted in the book Myth and Memory: Stories of Indigenous European Contact.

The speaker will give a 40-minute talk, followed by a discussion.