Bartering for a Continent Lecture Series: “Scarlet Cloth and Tinsel Lace: The Political and Cultural Significance of Chiefs’ Coa

September 22, 2016, 4pm - 5pm
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States


  • Free with Jamestown Settlement Admission: $$17 adults; $8 ages 6-12

As part of the "Bartering for a Continent" special exhibition lecture series, Mark Hutter, a journeyman tailor and supervisor in the Colonial Williamsburg Department of Historic Trades and Skills, will explore the use and meaning of "chiefs' coats" during political negotiations between colonial governments and American Indians throughout the 18th century.

The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement's Robins Foundation Theater and is free with museum admission. Advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or emailing