John W. Stormont Lecture Series

Dates October 19, 2023
Times 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend announces the Fall 2023 John W. Stormont Lecture Series. Lectures will take place at the museum, are free admission, and open to the public.

Lecture 2 of 3:

The Persistence of the Karankawas, presented by Tim Seiter, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

In this lecture, Tim Seiter discusses his doctoral work on the Karankawas—their supposed extinction and current revitalization, and the online archive of primary sources related to the Karankawa that he has assembled. With the use of oral histories, archaeological reports, and mission records, Seiter traces these coastal peoples from their supposed extinction point in the mid-nineteenth century to the present, demonstrating that the Karankawa people still persist, even after genocide, cultural assimilation, and academic denial.

Tim Seiter is a Ph.D. candidate from Southern Methodist University. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his manuscript about Spanish Texas presidial soldiers. Seiter also works closely with the Karankawa peoples of Texas. His dissertation will be a general history of these tribes. His research for that dissertation has appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and Texas Highways.

For more information, or to reserve your seat, please contact Sue Prudhomme at (361) 582-2436 or via