Susan Fenimore Cooper

Fenimore Art Museum Presents a Virtual Talk: Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Reckoning with Native American Dispossession

Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual program
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

Join noted scholar Rochelle L. Johnson for a lecture exploring Susan Fenimore Cooper and her understanding of Native American culture.

Live Zoom Talk with Q&A:
Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Reckoning with Native American Dispossession
Thursday, November 16, 2023 • 7:00-8:00 PM EST
Free • Registration is required, visit or

Cooperstown, New York— Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown presents Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Reckoning with Native American Dispossession—a live, virtual lecture with researcher and professor Rochelle L. Johnson. The presentation describes Cooper’s growing understanding of the Native American peoples of the region she called home. Through Cooper’s natural history writing, her essays, and her letters, we realize the fullness of her concern about her young nation’s wresting of lands from Native peoples. This program features a live Q&A session and takes place on Thursday, November 16, from 7:00–8:00 p.m.via Zoom. Registration is required.

To register, visit or go directly to A link to the lecture will be provided to all registrants 24 hours prior to the start of the program via the email address used during registration.  All participants will need Zoom installed on their computer or mobile device to join. There is no charge for this event, but if you value this type of program, please consider a donation of $15 or more to assist Fenimore in continuing to provide you with interesting content in the future.

About Rochelle L. Johnson
Rochelle L. Johnson is a leading scholar of Susan Fenimore Cooper and, with her co-editor, has made Cooper’s environmental writings available to today’s readers. The current president of the Thoreau Society and a past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, her work has been supported by grants from several organizations, including the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is professor of American literature and environmental humanities, and director of the honors program, at the College of Idaho. Her lecture is from a book in progress. Learn more at:

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit