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Historian Richard Grimes will present a lecture in Swimmer Hall:

"Planting the Seeds of a Nation: The Western Delaware Indians and the Seven Years' War"

Historian Richard Grimes will present a lecture in Swimmer Hall in the Williams Building on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.  Please come and enjoy this cultural event celebrating American Indian History Month. Encourage your students to attend.

The lecture is funded by a Student Activities Fee Grant.

Dr. Grimes researched the history of the migration of Delaware Indians into  western  Pennsylvania and their subsequent formation of a political community in the era 1730 to 1795  as a  doctoral dissertation at  WVU.  His  book on this subject has been accepted for publication by the Oklahoma University Press. The lecture will deal with the French and Indian War, 1754-1763, an aspect of his larger study.

He lives in Pittsburgh and currently teaches history courses, including American Indian history, at WVU.

This is a good opportunity to view the Annual Indian Art Exhibit in the library, then  attend the guest  lecture.
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