The Geneva Historical Society will host a lecture by Scott Manning Stevens, “The British and Native Americans in Colonial New York,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Prouty-Chew Museum, 543 S. Main St.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Stevens, an assistant professor in the English department and adjunct professor in the American studies department at the of the University at Buffalo, will explore the impact of British colonization on Native American cultures during the 17th and 18th centuries in what is now New York state.
He will explore early colonial diplomatic relations, evangelism, exploration and trade, and New York's British heritage and its lasting impact on colonial history.
There will be time for questions afterward.
Stevens' talk is made possible through Speakers in the Humanities, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities.
A native of upstate New York and a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, he is currently researching a book on the literature of the encounter, conquest, and colonialism.
Parking is available on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.