The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriation of Henry Opukaha’ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk
Nick Bellantoni is Emeritus State Archaeologist at UConn, who will be discussing his new book. The book tells the story of the return of two Native men who died in Connecticut during the 19th-century, and two descendant women that had spiritual visitations regarding their ancestor who wished to come home. As state archaeologist, Bellantoni had the responsibility to disinter their remains and conduct forensic analysis to identify them and prepare them for their journeys to Hawaii and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.