Dr. Julia King of St. Mary’s College Department of Anthropology will speak at the Friends of Dragon Run General Membership Meeting on Thursday February 24 at 7 p.m. The program will be held via Zoom. Dr. King researches, teaches, and writes about Chesapeake history. Dr. King has received support for her projects from the National Park Service and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has had fellowships at the Virginia Historical Society, Dumbarton Oaks, Winterthur Museum, and the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture.
Her recent research focuses on the archaeology of the Indigenous Rappahannock, a collaborative project between St. Mary’s College and the Rappahannock tribe in Virginia. Bacon’s Rebellion was among the first of active uprising against the ‘colonial’ government but with the indigenous peoples as scapegoats for the myriad of economic and other woes of the working-class British residents in 1600’s Virginia.