Picturing the Past

Manitou Hill
Manitou Hill, now Manetto Hill in Plainview, NY. Image copyright Jeremy Dennis and used with his permission.

Jeremy Dennis is in pursuit of the past, intent on documenting the historical and sacred sites of indigenous people on Long Island. His project, On This Site, restores a map of an old heritage. Jeremy has walked forests, railroad tracks, and backyards to uncover and photograph the often overlooked and forgotten landscape of his Shinnecock ancestors and other Native Americans on Long Island.

On this episode, Jeremy discusses the physical evolution of the sites he has visited as well as his travels through the historical record trying to decode long-forgotten place names and often biased accounts. We also talk about the photography projects that inspired him and what he would like to pursue next.

 

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1 thought on “Picturing the Past”

  1. Thank you Chris for another excellent “radio” interview. I met Jeremey last week in Sag Harbor at David Martine’s art exhibit opening at the Eastville Historical Society. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s photo exhibit a the Suffolk County Historical Society, where I volunteer, and was able to get a seek-preview. I would also like to add that, although your voice came through crystal-clear, Jeremey’s voice sounded a bit muffled and difficult to understand at times, almost as though it was a telephone interview. Please keep up the great work.

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