Birds of the White Mountains

nuthatchIn the book The One-in-a-Million Boy, the boy fills the bird feeders for 104-year-old Ona Vitkus as part of his Boy Scouts community service. Birds are discussed several times throughout the book, as part of the boy’s listmaking practice and also as a topic for new acquaintances that bridges generations (much like the weather).

Bartlett Public Library will host a presentation on this accessible and fascinating topic, Birds of the White Mountains, by expert David Govatnik on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm. For more information, call the library at 603-374-2755.

A History of Native Burial Looting, Destruction & Protection in NH

Donna and John Moody will present the first of our programs on themes related to those found in the book Euphoria on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm at the Bartlett Public Library. This is a NH Humanities Council program.

The history of Native American site desecration and looting in the Americas is well known. New Hampshire has its share of similar stories, but the valuing and protection of these historic sites in NH did not just begin with the passage of a Native burial protection law in the early 1990s. In the 1820s the “giant by the lake,” the remains of an Abenaki man found in Melvin Village on Lake Winnipesaukee, was carefully reburied near his original burial location. John and Donna Moody explore the history of burial and site destruction, repatriation, and site protection in the Granite State.

Donna Moody is a Tribal Elder in the Abenaki Nation and Director of the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions. She is the Repatriation and Site Protection Coordinator for the, Abenaki Nation and spokesperson for the Abenaki Nation to the State of NH and the Federal Government.
John Moody is the Ethnohistorian and Project Coordinator for the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions. He earned a BA in Native American Studies and Anthropology at Dartmouth College.

Sponsored by Bartlett Public Library and Friends of Bartlett Public Library.