Crvnetters are cordially invited to attend the three-day conference:
"Reflections on Remembering and Forgetting: Revisiting _The Original
Vermonters_: Exploring New Research and New Directions for
Collaboration in Abenaki Studies," which will be held at the University of
Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, from November 5 to 7, 1999. Friday and
Saturday events will take place in 103 Rowell Hall; the Sunday session will be
at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, in conjunction with the exhibit "Strong
Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices," which is on display through
For a description of the program, schedule of events, and registration form,
please keep reading. Anyone who has questions or needs more information is
asked to contact the Anthropology Department at UVM (see below), not the
Center for Research on Vermont.
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
Detailed conference information follows:
William Haviland and Marjory Power's monumental work, _The Original
Vermonters_, has served as the benchmark synthesis and cultural history upon
which all subsequent work has been based. This scholarly engagement with
over 10,000 years of Abenaki history firmly re-established the Abenaki people
within the memory of the academy, and has had profound impacts beyond.
This conference will investigate the history of forgetting and remembering that
contextualizes the work of Haviland and Power, engaging the intricacies
of complex histories of forgetting in the face of continued Abenaki
presence. The conference will then examine the work of remembering after
_The Original Vermonters_ within the disciplines of archaeology and
ethnohistory, and within the Abenaki communities themselves. We will
conclude with a series of presentations exploring opportunities for
collaboration that will continue the process of remembering.
Friday, November 5, 1999
All sessions will be at Rowell 103 on the UVM campus
Noon to1 pm: Registration
1 to 1:45pm: Introductions and Welcome
-James Petersen and Robert Gordon, Anthropology, University of Vermont
(UVM); Kathy Callum, President, Vermont Archaeological Society
-UVM Welcome by Geoffrey Gamble, Provost, UVM
- Comments by Jeff Benay, Governor's Commission on Native Affairs and
Giovanna Peebles, State Archaeologist, Vermont Division for Historic
1:45 to 3:30 pm: Session 1, Archaeological Perspectives on Native Ethnicity
- James Petersen, "Material Culture and Native Identity in Northern New
- Marshall Becker, "The Vatican Wampum Belt: An Example in the
- Roland Tremblay, "On the Northern Side of 'Dawnland': Archaeological
Presence of the Abenaki in Quebec"
3:30 to 5:00 pm: Session 2, Colonialism and Contact - Part I
- Fred Wiseman, "The Last Alliance: The Abenaki and the Great Council
- James Pendergast, "Contact North of Thirty Seven Degrees: The Litany
Saturday, November 6, 1999
All day sessions will be at Rowell 103 on the UVM campus
9:15 to 11:45 am: Session 3, Colonialism and Contact - Part II
- Peter Thomas, "Fort Hill and Native Dynamics in the Connecticut Valley"
- Colin Calloway, "From Western Abenakis to Abenakis in the West:
Diaspora in Context"
- Harald Prins, "On the Origins of the Wabanaki Confederacy"
- Ellen Cowie, "Contact Period Archaeology at Norridgewock"
1:30 to 3:30 pm: Session 4, Forgetting the Original Vermonters
- Nancy Gallagher, "The Vermont Eugenics Program"
- Kevin Dann, "Playing Indian: Pageantry Portrayals of the Abenaki in
the Early Twentieth Century"
- Christopher Roy, "'God save his soul tonight wherever he may be and
give our yearning following spirits Peace': Homeland, Diaspora, and the
Political Ecology of Selective Forgetting"
3:45 to 5:00 pm: Session 5, Institutional Interventions in the Northeast
- Giovanna Peebles, "Learning from Archaeology: A Limited but Crucial
Window into the Past"
- David Lacy and David Skinas, "Establishing Government to Government
Relations: Identifying and Incorporating Abenaki Concerns in the
Federal Planning Process"
- Douglas Frink, "Some Thoughts on the Cultural Value of an
Archaeological Site: Present Uses for Future Benefits"
- Gale Burford, "From Cultural Competence to Cultural Safety: A
Partnership in Progress"
5:30 pm: Adjourn - Dinner on your own
7:30 to 9:30 pm
The Original Vermonters: Twenty Years Later
Reception in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, dessert and coffee
- William Haviland, "Reflections on the Original Vermonters"
Sunday, November 7, 1999
Special session at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum
9 am to noon: Session 6, Remembering the Original Vermonters
- Bunny McBride, "Women of the Dawn: Writing Wabanaki Woman's
- Jeanne Brink, "Abenaki Culture: Reflections on Basketry, Dance and
- Louise Lampman-Larivee, Introduction to the Special Session
An open session and exhibits by invited Abenaki guests and others
Noon: Brunch and "Strong Hearts" Exhibit
University of Vermont conference sponsors include:
ALANA Studies Program
Canadian Studies Program
Center for Research on Vermont
Environmental Studies Program
and the Vermont Archaeological Society
Conference presenters and their affiliations:
Marshall Becker, West Chester State University
Jeff Benay, Governor's Commission on Native Affairs
Jeanne Brink, Abenaki Nation
Gale Burford, University of Vermont
Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College
Ellen Cowie, University of Maine-Farmington
Kevin Dann, University of Vermont
Nancy Gallagher, University of Vermont
Geoffrey Gamble, Provost, University of Vermont
William Haviland, University of Vermont
Douglas Frink, Archaeology Consulting Team, Inc.
David Lacy, U.S. Forest Service
Louise Lampman-Larivee, Abenaki Nation
Bunny McBride, Kansas State University
Giovanna Peebles, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
James Pendergast, Canadian Museum of Civilization
James Petersen, University of Vermont
Harald Prins, Kansas State University
Christopher Roy, Princeton University
David Skinas, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Serv.
Peter Thomas, University of Vermont
Roland Tremblay, University of Montreal
Fred Wiseman, Johnson State College
All conference facilities comply with the American Disabilities Act.
Any individual requiring accommodations should contact Sue Pochop at the
University of Vermont at (802) 656-3166 no later than October 25th.
Reflections on Remembering and Forgetting Conference, November 5-7, 1999
phone _____________________ email _______________________
Address __ _____________________________________________
 Conference Registration ($15) x ____ $_____ (Students and
Abenaki are exempt from the conference fee but must register)
 Sunday Brunch (in addition to x ____ conference fee above) ($10)
$______ (all participants desiring brunch must purchase it)
 Sunday only conference fee with
Brunch ($15) x ____ $______
Please help the conference organizers with their planning by registering no later
than October 29. Please note: Reservations for Sunday brunch have to be
made by Thursday, November 4.
Return your registration form to: Anthropology Department, 509 Williams
Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 or by email to
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Make checks payable to: UVM Anthropology Department.
For more information, please contact the UVM Anthropology Department.
Web site: <http://www.uvm.edu/~anthro/>; telephone: 802-656-3884; fax:
802-656-4406; or email: <[log in to unmask]>.
Center for Research on Vermont
and Vermont Studies Program
University of Vermont
Nolin House, 589 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401-3439
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Visit the Center's Web site: www.uvm.edu/~crvt