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A Deep Presence- 13,000 Years of Native American History- Book Talk

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Dr. Robert Goodby will discuss his new book, A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History, at the Monadnock Center on Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. From the remains of the oldest known dwellings in New England to the historical survival and modern renaissance of the Abenaki, A Deep Presence tells the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region. The book combines striking first-person accounts of archaeological discovery with a nuanced discussion of the complex history of Native people across northeastern North America.

“I know of few other writers who have paid such balanced attention to both the physical evidence of archaeology and what the indigenous people who live on this land and remain part of it have had to say,” said, Dr. Joseph Bruchac/ Nokidahozid, “I also admire the poetic clarity of his writing, is ability to tell a story that- like the best of our traditional tales- both entertains and teaches.”

OUTDOOR PROGRAM-   The book talk will be held in the Peterson Courtyard (located between the Monadnock Center and the Peterborough Town House). Guests are invited to bring a chair or blanket for comfort while enjoying the talk.

After the discussion, Dr. Goodby will sign copies of the book. A Deep Presence will be available for purchase. The program is presented in collaboration with The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough.


Robert Goodby is a Professor of Anthropolgy at Franklin Pierce University. He earned his PhD in anthropology from Brown University and has over 30 years of experience excavating Native American archaeological sites in New England. A past president of the New Hampshire Archaeological Society and former Trustee of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Goodby has served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. He has directed over three hundred archaeological studies authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act and his work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. To learn more, visit Dr. Goodby’s website www.monadarch.com.


October 16
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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