Hilton Head ~ Native Americans and European Contact

Event Details

“The Disestablishment of America: Southeastern Native Americans and European Contact”

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Richard Thomas on November 23 at 2 pm for this program as part of our Fall Discovery Lecture Series.  The impact of European contact and settlement of Native Americans was devastating to the traditional culture and established authority patterns, to the extent it forced the dissolution of Indian relations and the disappearance of hundreds of tribes after only 150 years.  Explore how the principal chiefdoms of the Southeast were corrupted and destroyed by the presence and influence of Europeans in their midst.
Thomas received a BA in East Asian Studies from Princeton University with a minor in cultural anthropology and did graduate field work with the Siam Society and Thammasat University in Thailand.  Blending his avid interest in American military history with his background in leadership and team consulting, he has presented in the US and Europe.
Cost of the program is $7 per person for in-person, and $5 per household for virtual program.  Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org under Discovery Lecture Series.
The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.