Local Author Speaks about King Philips War for Hilly Chase Night

David Brule, local author and member of the Nehantic Tribal Council, spoke with students about the impact of western culture and civilization on local tribes of the Pioneer Valley at a Hilly Chase in late January. Click here to see pictures from the night. 

David Brule is chairman of the Nolumbeka Project, and Project Coordinator of the National Park Service Battlefield Protection Program. He is also a former Amherst Regional High School teacher, a fiddler, and a linguist. 

In his presentation, Brule spoke to students and staff on the goals of the National Park Service’s Battlefield Protection Program; to identify the likely locations of the King Phillip's War (1675-76), Peskeompskut (Turners Falls) Battlefield and associated sites. This project is in partnership with an archaeologist, town historic commissions, and members of several New England Native American tribes. Click here to watch his presentation in full. 

Following his presentation, Brule sat down with a few students to further reflect on the relationship between Native American tribes from the Pioneer Vally Region, and Colonial Settlers.  Click here to listen to the recording.
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