Women Do Archaeology: Leah Hopkins

Thursday, October 29, 2020


Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Celebrate Rhode Island’s Archaeology Month with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Inspired by 2020’s centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment, we’re highlighting the work of women archaeologists and anthropologists affiliated with the Museum.

Leah Hopkins | Cooking Northeastern Indigenous Cuisine in Clay Vessels

Leah HopkinsJoin Leah Hopkins (Narragansett) as she demonstrates the various traditional Native cooking methods of the Coastal Northeast focusing on the use of clay vessels. Leah will describe her cultural perspectives on traditional recipes and speak to the historical influence that Northeastern Native food has had on modern cuisine.

Leah Hopkins is a citizen of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and is the Community Engagement Specialist at the Museum. Leah holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island and has a background in museum and tribal education that spans over 10 years, working at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and with other regional institutions, organizations, and tribal communities. Leah has done and continues to do extensive work within the New England region to promote the visibility, histories cultural complexities, and cultural continuity of the area’s Indigenous peoples.

***PLEASE NOTE: This program may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. 

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This event is free and open to the public. Supported by generous donors to Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum.