USC Department of Archaeology, Ph.D Candidate, Walter J. Clifford IV will be discussing the food transactions between the Yamasee and the first European explorers. The broad spectrum of colonies brought Native American cultures face-to-face with new technologies and cultural practices. This talk investigates the way that the Yamasee modified their food practices while building and maintaining their own cultural identity. Foodways (food in a social or cultural setting) can inform our investigations into the ways individuals create and maintain social identity and act to broker power structures that shape their everyday experience. The Native American Studies Center invites all to attend free monthly lectures with topics related to local or regional history. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.
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Type:Historical, Lecture, Seminar & Workshop