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Feb
15

Cincinnati Lecture: Revolutionary Tales of Bales of Scalps- Fake News as Historical Fact

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room
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The history department welcomes Dr. Gregory Dowd from the University of Michigan to give the Society of the Cincinnati lecture. 

Dr. Dowd is an expert on the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. His lecture will examine rumors of misinformation about British and Patriot responsibility for scalping and what they tell us about Revolutionary Era understandings of American Indians, British officers, and the revolutionary frontier. Along the way, he asks American historians to take false news seriously.

The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia funds this lecture, one of a long-standing series. The national organization was founded in 1783 by a group of Revolutionary officers, with George Washington as its first president.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact: Debbie Govoruhk