His lecture will be presented in two parts, Part One from 3-4 p.m. and Part Two, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Part One will cover the early part of the Colonial Period from the decimation of the New England tribes due to disease in the decade leading up to the earliest colonial settlements through cultural accommodation and tension climaxing in the dispersion of the tribes of southern New England after King Philip's War.
Part Two will cover King Philip's War, one of the bloodiest but least known conflicts in American history, spreading death and destruction throughout New England, and leading to the dispersal and destruction of the southern New England tribes in its wake.
Nielsen is an independent historian with specialties in medieval history and thought, modern intellectual history, Colonial American history, and Judaica. He teaches political science and history as an adjunct at Norwich University. The registration fee for the two-part lecture is $20. For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call the office at 867-0111.