My Dear Brother: A Seneca Family in the Civil War YearsTuesday, Sept 11th
7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. 14612
A multimedia lecture by Deborah Holler, (Program of the New York Council for the Humanities)
The story of Civil War General Ely Parker and his remarkable family of Tonawanda Senecas and the dilemma of the American Indian soldiers, fighting to preserve the Union that would disinherit them. Through family correspondence during the Civil War years listen to their stories of fractured loyalties, intimate yearnings and the family loyalties that gave them strength.
Deborah Holler is a mentor at Empire State College at East Syracuse, NY. Her articles have been published in regional and national magazines as well as academic journals.
This Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a State affiliate of the National Endowment for the humanities.