Eight Shirts, Seven Coats, Fifteen Fathoms Wampum

October 29, 2022 | 3:00pm
Havemeyer Hall at the Holt Education Center | 200 South Cross Street

The Sultana Education Foundation is excited to welcome living historian Drew Shuptar-Rayvis to Downrigging Weekend for a special presentation on Native American life in the northeast region from 1650 – 1690. Entitled Eight Shirts, Seven Coats, Fifteen Fathoms Wampum: The First Deeds, this interactive session is a mixture of active discussion and display of a wide variety of artifacts of both indigenous and European origin. Mr. Shuptar-Rayvis traces his own lineage back to the Accommac and Pocomoke tribes of the lower Eastern Shore, as well as Pennsylvania Dutch, Welsh, Swiss, English, Scots-Irish, Ukrainian, and Ashkanazi Jewish heritage.