The author will speak at the meeting of the South Bristol Historical Society

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Local author Jody Holmes Bachelder will speak about her book “Here First: Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine” at the annual meeting of the South Bristol Historical Society on Wednesday, July 13. (Photo courtesy of South Bristol Historical Society)

The South Bristol Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at Union Church Parish Hall from 6:30 p.m. The society’s business meeting will be followed by a presentation by local author Jody Holmes Bachelder, who will speak of his book, “Here First: Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine.”

Bachelder grew up on the Pemaquid Peninsula where Samoset and the Wawenocks lived, and says she knew little about the indigenous people who called the area home for thousands of years. With a background in library science, she began researching Samoset’s journey to Plymouth Plantation and her contact with the settlers there.

In addition to this first encounter in Plymouth, Samoset’s life coincided with several significant events during the period of early European contact, and his home village of Pemaquid was at the center of Aboriginal-European interactions in the early 17th century. .

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] or call 350-3247.

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