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    NEW EXHIBIT: Comic book of Native American Colonial PA massacre and pamphlet war

    • November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    How did a massacre of Conestoga Indians by the Paxton Boys near Lancaster in 1763 shape how Native American history is understood today? This eye-opening exhibition features original art from the graphic novel -¬†Ghost River: The Fall & Rise of…

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    How did a massacre of Conestoga Indians by the Paxton Boys near Lancaster in 1763 shape how Native American history is understood today? This eye-opening exhibition features original art from the graphic novel -¬†Ghost River: The Fall & Rise of the Conestoga, written, illustrated, and published by Native Americans – which reimagines this watershed event from the missing voices of the victims, mirroring countless indigenous and other communities that have been excluded from the country‚Äôs narrative. The stunning collection of paintings and drawings is featured in context with the Library Company’s archives of print materials from Ben Franklin‚Äôs Pamphlet War of 1764, a viral print debate following the massacre that paved the way for Indian removal policies in the westward expansion of America, and inspired and informed the novel. Discover timely themes of hate violence, social democracy, political propaganda, and more.The exhibition is part of the Library Company‚Äôs ‚ÄúRedrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America‚Äù project, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.¬†Free. Continues through April 2020.
    Exhibition Opening Reception
    Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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    November 15, 2019
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    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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