Robert Goodby discussing and signing A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History,in an outdoor event at The Monadnock Center on Grove St in Peterborough. Franklin Pierce professor Goodby has done extensive archeological work on the Abenaki tribes that inhabited this area. His digs have revealed their presence going back to the end of the ice age and include sites in Keene, Hinsdale, and Peterborough. His fully illustrated new book is a fascinating and informative tour of the sites.
“I know of few other writers who have paid such balanced attention to both the physical evidence of archaeology and what the indigenous people who live on this land and remain part of it have had to say,” said, Dr. Joseph Bruchac/ Nokidahozid, “I also admire the poetic clarity of his writing, is ability to tell a story that- like the best of our traditional tales- both entertains and teaches.”
The Toadstool Bookshop is presenting this event in conjunction with The Monadnock Center For History And Culture. It will be held in the Peterson Courtyard on their grounds. Guests are invited to bring a chair or blanket for comfort while enjoying the talk.