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|Event:||FSS-06 Journey Home: 'Opukah'ia and Afraid of Hawk|
|Time:||1:00 to 3:00|
|Location:||Seabury Heritage Hall|
|Presenter:||Nicholas Bellantoni, Emertus CT State Archaeologist|
|Henry 'Opukah'ia (d.1818), was orphaned during turmoil in Hawai'i, found passage on a ship to CT, converted to Christianity, and became the inspiration behind the first Christian missions to Hawai'i. Itankusun Wanble (d.1900), Oglala Lakota, christianized as Albert Afraid of Hawk, performed in Buffalo Bill's "Wild West" show. Both died and were buried in Connecticut cemeteries. In 1992 and 2012 descendant women had callings that their ancestors "wanted to come home" and began the repatriation process. Nick Bellantoni oversaw the archaeological disinterment, forensic identification and return of their remains to their homelands. A powerful, moving story.|