The Shinnecock Indians: America’s First Whalers

17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, New York 11968
(631)283-2494

http://www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/calender

Long before whaling became a thriving industry in America the Shinnecock had developed sophisticated methods for hunting whales involving teams of men in canoes who ventured out into the coastal waters. Dr. Strong will share his knowledge of these remarkable early whalers. Dr. John Strong is professor emeritus at Southampton College and has written many scholarly books on Long Island’s Native Americans. Seating is limited, RSVP by calling 631 283-2494. Free admission, starts at 12 noon.