Written by Denise
Published: 26 February 2015
The Yamasee Indians: From Florida to South Carolina
April 17-18, 2015
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
Please join us for the first conference on the history and archaeology of the Yamasee Indians. We will meet at Flagler College, just blocks away from eighteenth-century Yamasee sites in historic St. Augustine.
April 2015 marks the 300th anniversary of the Yamasee War, a war that transformed the southeast leading to the end of the Indian slave trade and the rise of the Old South. Using the tercentenary of the Yamasee War as inspiration, the conference examines the Yamasee Indians before and after the war. Presenters include: Amy Turner Bushnell, Keith Ashley, Eric C. Poplin, Chester B. DePratter, William R. Ramsey, Alex Sweeney, Jane G. Landers, Steven C. Hahn, Denise I. Bossy, Susan Parker, Amanda Hall, Andrea Paige White, and Carl D. Halbirt. The sessions will be chaired by: John E. Worth, Charles Cobb, Alan Gallay, and Gifford Waters.
Registration is $25 through April 10 and is limited to the first 120 registrants. After April 10, attendees may register for $35 at the door if spots are still available. For more information and to register, please go to: http://yamaseeconference.weebly.com/
The conference is organized by Dr. Denise I. Bossy (History Department, University of North Florida) and Dr. Chester B. DePratter (South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina). It is sponsored by the University of North Florida, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, the St. Augustine Historical Society, and Flagler College.