Online Lecture: Warship Under Sail — Decatur & Native Resistance
Program No. 24766RJ
Join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the warship Decatur in the mid 1800s.
At a Glance
Experience a lesser-known chapter of American naval history through this special Native American Heritage Month presentation. Join us as we explore the intriguing saga of the U.S. Navy sloop-of-war Decatur. Dr. Lorraine McConaghy will guide us through the critical juncture of 1856, the 'Battle of Seattle,' which was an intersection of settlers, Native people and representatives of the distant federal government. Dr. McConaghy’s insights, coupled with primary documents and vibrant illustrations, will shed light on Decatur's historically significant era, offering a unique perspective on this aspect of history in the Pacific and beyond.
Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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