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Meet The Revolution Daniel Sieh

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and to mark the occasion, Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman recently sat down with Daniel Sieh in our latest Meet the Revolution exploring the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of the diverse people of the Revolutionary era. Sieh discussed his work bringing Asian and Asian American history to the forefront and his ongoing research on the role Asian people played in the American Revolution.

To dive deeper, read Sieh's guest blog post as he explores how the story of Charles Peters provides a fascinating window into the contributions made by Asian people to the American Revolution.

Chow Manderien Gravestone in Boston
This tombstone in Boston reads, "Here lies interred the body of Chow Manderien, a native of China, aged 19 years, whose death was occasioned on the 11th of Sept 1798 by a fall from the masthead of the ship Mike of Boston. This stone erected to his memory by his affectionate master John Boit Jr."

You can read more about the life and death of 19-year-old Chow, whose story is mentioned in the interview above, over at the New England Historical Society.

Meet the Revolution is an ongoing series of costumed living history programs that explore the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of the diverse people of the Revolutionary era.

About Daniel Sieh

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Daniel Sieh is a historical reenactor and history buff bringing Asian and Asian American history to the forefront. Follow his work @daniel.see.1781 on Instagram.

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George Dance Drawing of an 18th-Century Chinese Man
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Looking Through the Silk Screen: Asian People in the American Revolution

Historian Daniel Sieh explores how the story of Charles Peters provides a fascinating window into the contributions made by Asian people to the American Revolution.
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Meet the Revolution: Noah Lewis

Historical interpreter Noah Lewis discusses his portrayal of Edward "Ned" Hector, a free African American man and soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War.
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Meet the Revolution: Kalela Williams

Historical interpreter Kalela Williams discusses the character she portrays – an African American teacher in Philadelphia in the 1790s.
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