The Indigenous Past and Presence Signage Project
Faculty and students of the History Department have recently been engaged in a project to highlight and explain, through signage, the history of Lowell's Indigenous peoples. Prof. Christoph Strobel (the department's expert on Native American history), Prof. Bob Forrant (the department's expert on Lowell's history), History major Deirdre Hutchison, and History alum Sarah McDermott '22 all worked together to create these signs that can be found across campus, and that have been placed in locations where they can broaden the community's awareness and knowledge of the native Pawtucket and Wamesit people of the Pennacook tribe. This signage project was the subject of a university article. As part of UMass Lowell's commemoration of Indigenous People's Day and Heritage Month, there was also an "Indigenous History and Cultural Signage reveal" in University Crossing on Nov. 7.