Tonight: Learn about Russians who live the Native American culture

Claude Clayton Smith, author of Red Men in Red Square, will share recollections of his trip to Russia with Chief Big Eagle of the Golden Hill Paugusett tribe in an upcoming Shelton presentation.

The presentation is offered by the Shelton Reading Circle, a monthly book discussion program of the Shelton Historical Society, and will take place Friday, May 30 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Takes place in historic barn

Guests will meet in the Wilson Barn on the property of the Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book can be reserved at the history center by calling 203-925-1803.

In the book, the author and Chief Big Eagle describe a journey they took to meet with Indianites — a group of Russians who study, preserve and live Native American culture. Their destination is a pow-wow, larger than any held in the United States at that time, in Leningrad.