Learn about the Munsee and Mohican people at “Brotherhood & Belonging” in New Paltz

Chief Hendrick Aupaumut

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) hosts a program on the history and culture of the Munsee and Mohican people on Saturday, September 21. HHS’ largest event on indigenous history and culture to date, the program highlights the efforts and accomplishments of Chief Hendrick Aupaumut in particular. Aupaumut was born at Stockbridge in a shared Mohican/English community. He served with the Colonial forces in the American Revolution, was a traditional leader and instrumental to the community’s reconstruction in the wake of war and displacement.

The evening will include an exhibit of Munsee artifacts and a recently acquired letter written by Aupaumut, an opportunity to explore HHS’ replica wigwam, complimentary sample tastings of culturally appropriate dishes made with indigenous ingredients, a reading of Aupaumut’s letter by a member of the Stockbridge/Munsee Community, an educational lecture presented by Indigenous Studies scholar Dr. Lisa Brooks and participatory breakout sessions where attendees will be able to discuss specific topics with cultural representatives, researchers and scholars. Register at the website below.

“Brotherhood & Belonging,” Saturday, Sept. 21, 4-6:30 p.m., Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, www.huguenotstreet.org/brotherhood-belonging

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