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Virtual Discussion with Lawrence Dunmore III
March 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Like many indigenous communities along the eastern seaboard, men from Saponi Nation communities served on both sides during the American Revolution. This presentation will cover the history and experiences of the Saponi people from Virginia and North Carolina who coalesced into the ancestors of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation.
Lawrence A. Dunmore, III (he/him) is an enrolled member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, a State recognized Indian tribe in North Carolina. He has served in various positions on the Occaneechi-Saponi tribal council, including Tribal Chairman and Vice Chairman, and continues to work to preserve Eastern Siouan culture, history, folklore, and language as a Tribal historian and folklorist.
Following family tradition, he is a storyteller of Occaneechi-Saponi stories. Lawrence continues the tradition of “Tellin’ Lies,” as storytelling is lovingly referred to by his people and honors the ways of his ancestors.
He enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction. His short stories and historical non-fiction work have been published in the Occaneechi-Saponi tribal newsletter and the Eno River Journal, Ribbons of Color, Volume I and the soon to be published Volume II. He is currently working on a collection of Occaneechi and related tribes’ ghost and monster stories.
Registration required. $5 donation suggested
Hosted by The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough