African Roots Center Real History Series Presents “Mama Nuchwe, Sachem Woman of the Esopus Nation” with Evan Pritchard

Date(s) - 09/25/2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online Event Only


Evan Pritchard will present a multi-media Zoomcast about Mama Nuchwe, a Sunkskwa or female sachem who lived in the Kingston area in the 1600s, and the Algonquin tradition of female leadership she was part of.

Free Event | Online Via Zoom | Registration Required @

In this groundbreaking program, Pritchard will premiere a short documentary on Mama Nuchwe called “In Search of The Sunkskwa,” based on his journalistic detective work tracking the footsteps of this important but forgotten figure from our local history. The program will also include a PowerPoint presentation on treaties Mama Nuchwe signed, including treaty maps, and the lives of several other Algonquin female sachems of the same era.

There will be a moderated Q&A.

About Evan Pritchard: Of Mi’kmaq descent, Pritchard is director of the Center for Algonquin Culture and author of Native New Yorkers and over fifty other books on Native American history and culture. A professor of Native Studies at Marist, Pace and Vassar, he has appeared on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, MSNBC, CNN and others, and on dozens of radio stations around the country. Pritchard is the recipient of many commendations including the Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award for history.

This program is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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