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The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection Presents a Lecture With Ryan Carr

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Ryan Carr. COURTESY RYAN CARR

Ryan Carr. COURTESY RYAN CARR

Samson Occom Book Cover. COURTESY RYAN CARR.

Samson Occom Book Cover. COURTESY RYAN CARR.

authorStaff Writer on May 28, 2024

The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection presents a lecture with Ryan Carr, author of the book “Samson Occom: Radical Hospitality in the Native Northeast,” on Friday, June 7, at 5 p.m.

Carr, a professor at Columbia University, will talk about his new book and the impact of early Mohegan Presbyterian Minister Samson Occom.

Occom married Montaukett woman Mary Fowler and played a prominent role on Eastern Long Island. Occom was one the first Indigenous writers to publish in English. He and his Montaukett brother-in-law built a community of Christian natives from multiple tribes, which they called Brothertown. Carr will talk about Occom, Northeast Indigenous cultures, and the intersection of Christianity and Indigeneity in America.

This is a free event. Advanced registration is requested and can be found at easthamptonlibrary.org.

For more information contact Andrea Meyer, Librarian/Archivist, Head of Collection via email andrea@easthamptonlibrary.org or call 631-324-0222 ext. 4.

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