Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and author of The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia 1543-1701, Jon Parmenter will discuss the passing of Sir William Johnson in the context of the late pre-Revolutionary Anglo-American Atlantic World. He will focus on the changes Sir William wrought in the management of relations with American Indian nations, and how his death inaugurated a substantial transition from imperial, to early national approaches to “Indian affairs”.
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.