"Take Due Notice" of Native presence and absence

Image from the "Log mural"In this Chapin Gallery exhibit on view until May 12, 2017, Library Special Collections contributes to the campus-wide dialog sparked by the Log mural depicting Ephraim Williams and Hendrick Peters Theyanoguin, and contextualizes the relationship between Williams College and Native Americans. Library collections reveal the presence of Native Americans in eighteenth-century real estate transactions with Mohicans, in the cornerstones of the college’s rare book collection, and in the persistent tradition of “playing Indian.” By displaying documentation of the many ways in which Native Americans are represented at Williams, we invite viewers to “take due notice” of Native history and of Native presence (and absence) in the campus community today.