“THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS” THE DANIEL NIMHAM SAGA
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
By Peter Cutul, Assistant Parks and Recreation Supervisor at Fort Montogomery State Historic Site. The harrowing tale of Chief Himham and his people is largely forgotten. Dispossessed of their lands and fighting for their survival during the American Revolution, the Wappinger were one of the Native American nations to fight for the Patriots. In 1778 Daniel Nimham and his son led the Stockbridge Militia in an epic battle in the what now is the Bronx. Hear the tale of this skirmish and discover the fate of Chief Nimham and his people.
Yorktown Capellini Center (Nutrition Rm), 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm
2019 was the year of remembering the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the United States. That event occurred in Virginia. What is New York's story? The New York State Amistad Commission is named after an event in Connecticut. What is New York's story? Juneteenth is named after an event in Texas. What is New York's story? We don't do a good job of telling the African story in New York. That shortcoming includes the state and the schools. In this talk, we will examine what the government has done and may do as a result of a new proposal in Albany to tell the story of the first African in New York in 1613 to the legal end of slavery in 1827.
Peter Feinman received his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.Ed. from New York University, an MBA from New York University, and an Ed. D. from Columbia University. His interests cross disciplinary boundaries including American history, ancient civilizations, biblical history, and New York history. He is the author of AWhere Is Eden?@ in Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel's Chaos Kampf Hypothesis, “Canaanites, Catholics, and God’s Chosen Peoples: William Foxwell Albright’s Biblical Archaeology,” Near Eastern Archaeology, and Jerusalem Throne Games. He is a contributor to the forthcoming book Five Views of the Exodus and will be writing a book The Exodus: An Egyptian Story. He is the president of the Westchester Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and is a member of the African American Westchester 400. He advocates for the importance of local and New York State history in the curriculum, community, and tourism and is the author of a blogs on The State of New York State History and The State of American Civics.
Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak, Town of Yorktown, New York