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A Walking Tour of London's Indigenous History
Sat, 13 May 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST
Take a walk through a largely-forgotten element of London's past: more than five centuries of visits by Indigenous people from places that became Canada, the US, Australia, and New Zealand. Led by historian Coll Thrush, author of Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (Yale University Press, 2016), the tour follows the paths of Hawaiian royalty, Mohawk emissaries, Roanoke linguists, and others as they moved through the spaces of the city. Prepare to be disoriented!
The tour begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. outside of the Covent Garden Tube Station, and ends at Westminster Abbey. The tour is free, but a reservation is required.
Images, l to r: Tejonihokarawa (Mohawk, 1710), Kamamalu (Hawaiian, 1823), and possibly Manteo (Roanoke, 1580s).