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Trumping the President: or Native America, the Jewels and the Crown

March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us at the Golden Hare for a very special event featuring two expert authors on Native American culture…

This evening features the authors of  two authoritative texts on the subject of Native American culture: one is Blood and Land by J.C.H. King, a panoramic account of Native American history and culture, the other Surviving Desires by Henrietta Lidchi, which draws on the Native American tradition of jewellery-making to understand the wider impact of a fascinating traditional art on society.

Both books beautifully blend personal and rigorous research with an aim of emphasising the historical significance and relevance of Native American culture in today’s world. The books are not only important in understanding Native American culture – they are also very beautiful objects. This event is a chance to learn about and discuss a fascinating subject with two experts in the field. The evening is sure to be popular – don’t miss it!

What to expect

Jonathan King and Henrietta Lidchi will be in conversation with Mark Jones, followed by a Q&A with the audience and the opportunity to buy books and have them signed by the authors. This event will be seated and refreshments will be served free of charge.


Tickets for this event are FREE but booking is essential. You can book tickets through this webpage further down the screen.

About J.C.H. King

J.C.H. King is currently the von Hügel Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He worked at the British Museum for nearly forty years. Latterly he was the Keeper of Anthropology in what is now the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. He has travelled extensively in North America, from the California Missions to Nunavut, and the Everglades to Point Barrow, working with many different Native people to understand cultures and to explain difficult histories for a general public.

About Henrietta Lidchi

Henrietta Lidchi is an anthropologist and curator, formerly curator of North American collections at the British Museum (1994–2002). She is currently Keeper of the Department of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland. She co-edited Imaging the Arctic (1998) and has more recently co-edited Visual Currencies (2009).



March 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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