A River Runs Through Us: "Indigenous Peoples and the Merrimack River"

November 11, 2021 | Roger & Francine Jean Student Center

Sherry Gould, enrolled member and Tribal Genealogist in the Nulhegan Band of Coosuk Abenaki and Co-founder of Nulhegan’s Abenaki Trails Project will speak about what rivers and wet lands meant to Abenaki people historically and their cultural importance today.

Dr. Robert Goodby, Professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University, an archaeologist with over 30 years of experience excavating Native American sites in New England, and author of A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History (2021) will speak about what the archaeological record tells us about the importance of rivers to Native Americans.


Program Co-Sponsors

Tthe Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown Public Works, the Millyard Museum in Manchester, the Geisel Library, and Saint Anselm College’s Departments of BiologyCriminal JusticeEnglishHistoryPhysicsPsychology and Theology.


This event is part of the Gregory J. Grappone ’04 Humanities Institute’s 2021-2022 BIG THOUGHT Series: A River Runs Through Us.

November 11, 2021 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jean Event Center 

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