“Balancing the Scales: Susquehannocks, Maryland, and the Firearms Trade of the Seventeenth Century” by David J. Silverman, PhD (George Washington University)
Under pressure from raids by the better-armed Iroquois during the 17th century, the Susquehannock Indians established a robust trade in firearms with Maryland and surrounding colonies.
Professor of History David J. Silverman explores how this effort to level the military playing field – first in a string of regional arms races – came to define Native Americans’ colonial experience.
Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane,
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.