The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with LancasterHistory.org, will present “Wampum Is Our Heart — Native American Medicine and its European Reception in Penn’s Woods,” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Lancaster History Campus, 230 N. President Ave.
Dr. Marlene Arnold, professor of anthropology at Millersville University, will describe Indian theories of disease and healing practices in 18th century Pennsylvania. Europeans at the time embraced Native American medical knowledge, which was recognized as extensive and sophisticated, and they sought Indian treatments, many of which were known to be highly effective.
Dr. Arnold’s presentation will be taken from her long-term research—the Providence Project—which looks at the Lancaster region in the 18th century and the contributions of its people to our nation’s founding and to the establishment of its core values.
Refreshments, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; event, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ample off-street parking is available.
Register to attend today.