Native Americans in War of 1812
David Koch returns to the area to speak in the scholarly series, A Star Spangled Nation, a collaboration between the library and the Wilton Historical Society. The War of 1812 — Native Americans in the War will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Mr. Koch is an associate professor of history at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport., He may be recognized by many because he gave a presentation earlier this year for the Civil War discussion. Sunday’s talk will cover the situation for Native Americans in 1812, the reasons they sided with Britain, the hold of fear they had on Americans, and the bitter fighting that ensued, as well as the final banishing of natives beyond the Mississippi. The series is sponsored by The Wilton Bank. This lecture is sponsored by Anne and Robert Cuddy. Steve Hudspeth will be the moderator with Louise Herot and Greg Chann as hosts. Registration is essential for the program. The remaining lectures will take place in January and February of next year. For information about the total series, visit the library’s website at wiltonlibrary.org.