Natick's Lost History: The Deer Island Marooning

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Local writer and commentator Peter Golden will be joined by author Dennis Cerotti as we learn about the Praying Indians as they defended the English colony. We’ll discuss their adversaries, and how justice figured in the conflict with King Philip and his warriors. We’ll also focus on the Natick community during and after the war.

Dennis Cerrotti is the author of Hidden Genocide, a recently published study of the political and cultural forces behind the ethnic cleansing of Native Americans from New England during King Philip’s War and subsequent years. A retired minister and active antiquarian, Cerotti draws upon decades of study in his efforts to interpret the Native American experience in the colonial period to the present day.

This is the second of a five-part series on Natick’s Lost History. For more information please call the library at 508-647-6520.

Presentation is free and open to the public. There will be opportunities for audience participation. Due to the controversial nature of the material relating to the early years of the town, parental discretion is advised. Refreshments will be served.