Upcoming Public Event

Please join us at First Parish Church in Cambridge on March 27, 2020 for a staged reading of William Apess’s Eulogy on King Philip, followed by a discussion panel moderated by Philip Deloria with panelists Lisa Brooks, Drew Lopenzina, and Tall Oak Wedeen.

This event is free and open to the public

William Apess’ “Eulogy on King Philip”: Native New England, Christianity, and War


A Public Reading

In 1675 a Native chief who had taken the name King Philip led a rebellion against the British exploitation of New England. The war ended in the enslavement and massacre of Native peoples, and cast a long shadow over American history. In the 1830s, a Native minister named William Apess wrote and delivered, in Boston, a eulogy for King Philip, meant to celebrate the Native past, recall Philip’s fight for liberty, and protest the continuing injustices of his present. In 2020, Native people from all over New England will come together to honor the memory of these two men, and the ongoing struggle to which they gave themselves.

The public reading is in a large venue and we anticipate being able to accommodate all who wish to come. It would be helpful if you would reserve a ticket to help us plan attendance. The panel discussion has limited capacity and requires preregistration for a free ticket.

  • FAQs
    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    • Please contact ApessEvent@gmail.com
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    • A printed ticket is not needed for the pubic reading. You must bring either a printed or electronic ticket to be admitted to the panel discussion.

This event is funded by the New England Humanities Consortium and MASS Humanities

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