From a Glacial World to a Bounded Land: Indigenous and Colonial Landscapes and their Legacies [Teaching Abenaki and Early Settlement History]

Dates and Times:
June 26: 9am – 4pm: Bellows Falls Waypoint Center, Bellows Falls, VT (in-person)
June 27: 9am – 4pm: The Grafton Inn, Grafton, VT (in person)

The indigenous inhabitants of what is now northern New England had been living in and responding to the landscape for thousands of years before European settlers arrived in the late 18th century. As these groups of people came into contact in this shared environment, they brought to every interaction very different world views about the relationship between people and the land. Our Flow of History summer institute will provide teachers with hands-on experiences on the land and through primary sources, with indigenous educators, as we explore the entangling of these worldviews in the early settlement period and the resulting social, ecological, and historical legacies.


$500 includes all lunches, presentations, books, and materials
+ $175 if you would like to spend the night at the Grafton Inn (includes dinner and breakfast)
+ $475 for three graduate credits See syllabus for additional course requirements

$250 local scholarship for Grafton and Bellows Falls teachers

For those taking the workshop for graduate credit through Castleton:

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Wednesday and Thursday will be spent in your own communities researching voices and places to bring to your students.

On Friday, we will re-gather on Zoom to learn about what you have found and support you in creating student materials.