Former Professor of History at Union College and author of Facing the “King of Terrors”, Robert Wells will examine how, in the wake of Sir William Johnson’s death, European colonists and indigenous Iroquois turned to their familiar rituals of death to make sense of their loss, manage their grief, and control their anxieties in the face of a very uncertain political future.
NOTE: This lecture will be held at Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. Public tours of Johnson Hall available after 1pm.
Co-spnsored by the Friends of Johnson Hall & supported by a grant form the New York Council for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recomendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.