John H. Ostrom Program Series
Lucianne Lavin at a recent book signing event

Native Americans in Western Connecticut: Surviving European Settlement

With Lucianne Lavin

Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 pm

Free admission

Book signing to follow


Dr. Lucianne Lavin is an anthropologist and archaeologist with over 40 years of research and field experience in Northeastern archaeology and anthropology. In this presentation that draws primarily from her new book, Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History and Oral Traditions Teach Us about their Communities and Cultures, Lavin will discuss the great changes to natural and social environments caused by European settlement of Connecticut, their calamitous effects on indigenous peoples, and the various strategies endorsed by Native American leadership to promote survival of their communities.


Lucianne Lavin is Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, Connecticut. She is author of more than 100 articles and reports on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Northeast, editor of the journal Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut, and co-director of the Connecticut Native American exhibition at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.