(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) In 1774, the quiet confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio rivers witnessed a great clash of arms as Virginia militiamen fought with a coalition led by the Shawnee people at modern-day Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Set against the backdrop of a deepening crisis in the American colonies, the decisive battle of what has come to be called “Dunmore’s War” was fought as delegates met at Philadelphia in the First Continental Congress. Historian and retired Army officer Glenn F. Williams will discuss the campaign’s origins and historical effects. Williams recently retired from federal civilian service as a Senior Historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair, DC. His previous positions included Historian of the National Museum of the U.S. Army and Historian of the Army Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. He is the author of several books, including Year of the Hangman: George Washington’s Campaign Against the Iroquois (Westholme 2005), named one of “The 100 Best American Revolution Books of All Time” by the Journal of the American Revolution in the spring 2017 issue. His book, Dunmore’s War: The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era (Westholme 2017) won several awards for contributions to the study of 18th Century American military history.