Tuscarora History subject of Lewiston talk

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Neil Patterson, Sr., a member of the Tuscarora Council, will present “Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History” at the Lutheran Church at 915 Oneida St., Lewiston on Thursday, January 26 at 7pm.

Much of local Tuscarora history has been written by white people, with little or no input from the Tuscaroras.

Council member Neil Patterson, Sr., will present Native American viewpoints on a number of interesting topics and issues that have impacted the Tuscarora Nation over the centuries.

Mr. Patterson is from the Sand Turtle Clan and a member of the governing Tuscarora Council.  He is a retired millwright and worked as a consultant during the construction of the new Tuscarora Nation House. In addition, he has been the coordinator of the Tuscarora Nation Picnic & Field Days for over 30 years.  Neil and his wife, Francine, a clan mother, have three children and five grandchildren.

In 2009, Neil began a four-year collaboration with the Historical Association of Lewiston and the Village and Town of Lewiston to complete the Tuscarora Heroes Monument in time to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the heroic actions by Nation in saving the lives of local Lewiston settlers.

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Come join us, and review fascinating Tuscarora history with his presentation.

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