Historian Nicole Eustace will give a live virtual talk based on her Pulitzer Prize-winning book that tells of the ramifications of a violent encounter between two white fur traders and an Indigenous hunter in 1722.
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About The Author:
Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at NYU, and the author of Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America, which won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for History. She is an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. She is also the author 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism and Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution.
About The Book:
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 an Indigenous 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. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for History, this book was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and chosen as a 2021 Best Book of the Year by Time, the Smithsonian Magazine, and Kirkus Reviews.
This program is presented in partnership with the Organization of American Historians, Billerica Public Library, and other MA libraries.
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