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Ethan and Ira Allen at the VASS Conference


This week BAMS students traveled to Burlington to present our podcast to the Vermont Alliance for Social Studies Conference at the Hilton. Ethan and Ira Allen were sketchy land speculators during the 1770's, as well as, Vermont independence heroes. This is the story...

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Indigenous?

Thanks for the wonderful podcast. It's great to hear young people getting involved with our history. The comment about one person's hero being another's bully seems particularly appropriate right now.

One question: the podcast talks about ownership of the land and land speculation in terms of the Allen brothers, states, governors and the king of England. Where were the Native Americans while all of this jostling was going on? Is there any history of their reactions to the Europeans arriving and squabbling over their land?

 

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