Learn about Native American history at Landrum Library speaking event

Published 11:07 am Monday, January 9, 2023

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Join Conserving Carolina and the Landrum Library for a free lecture entitled, “The History of Native American People from Hunter-Gatherers to Today’s People,” presented by Chief Lamar Nelson, Chief, CEO, and Tribal Archaeologist of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes. The program will be held on Tuesday, January 17, at 6 p.m. at the Landrum Library, located at 111 East Asbury Drive Landrum. 

Chief Lamar will discuss the lives of early hunter-gatherers and how they survived, moving through history to the early archaic, middle archaic, late archaic, woodland, and Mississippian people. Chief Lamar will be bringing artifacts to show participants, and he has offered to identify any artifacts that people may want to bring in and learn more about. This will be a great program for all ages!

Chief Lamar is a mixed-blood Native American with a grandfather that was half Choctaw and grandmother that was half Cherokee. He has practiced his ancestry his entire life. In 2019, he was elected as the Chief, CEO, and Tribal Archaeologist of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes, whose tribal office is located in Spartanburg County.  

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This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at the Landrum Library, and it is made possible thanks to the Landrum Library.  The next program will be held on February 28, when Pam Torlina, southeast stewardship manager for Conserving Carolina, will present, “Spring Migration of Songbirds through the Southeast.” 

For more information, contact Pam Torlina at pam@conservingcarolina.org, or contact the Landrum Library at 864-457-2218.

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit, www.conservingcarolina.org.



Submitted by Pam Torlina