Native Americans

Rediscovering Albert Afraid-of-Hawk

May 29, 2018

Albert Afraid-of-Hawk was born Cetan Kokipa on the Great Sioux Reservation sometime between 1879 and 1881. His birth came at... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Danbury, Emergence of Modern America, Native Americans

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the manner of the destroying it by Captayne Underhill and Captayne Mason

Connecticut Declares War Against the Pequot – Today in History: May 1

May 1, 2018

On May 1, 1637, Connecticut Colony declared war against the Pequot. This marked the first declared war in Connecticut between... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Colonization and Settlement, Native Americans, Pequot War, War and Defense

Frame for Indian round house

Living Rituals: Mohegan Wigwam Festival

August 16, 2017

The Wigwam festival is a modern version of the ancient Mohegan Thanksgiving for the Corn Harvest, or Green Corn Festival. …[more]

Categories: Belief, Everyday Life, Montville, Native Americans, Popular Culture

Chief G’tinemong/Ralph W. Sturges

December 25, 2016

This Mohegan Chief is remembered for successfully guiding the Tribe through the final stages of Federal Recognition, which it obtained in 1994. …[more]

Categories: Arts, Contemporary United States, Montville, Native Americans, New London, Politics and Government, World War II

Detail from the Articles of agreement between the English in Connecticutt and the Indian Sachems

Slavery and the Pequot War

November 29, 2016

For some, the existence of slavery in New England is still a little known fact. Even fewer realize that Native... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Colonization and Settlement, Fairfield, Native Americans, Pequot War, Slavery and Abolition, War and Defense

Pachaug Trail, Wiclcabouet Marsh, Voluntown

The Story of Connecticut’s Largest State Forest

November 28, 2016

Pachaug State Forest is the largest state forest in Connecticut. Covering approximately 24,000 acres and crossing the borders of numerous... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Environment, Native Americans, Sports and Recreation, Voluntown

Detail from A mapp of New England by John Seller

Lion Gardiner Helps to Fortify Early Old Saybrook

November 24, 2016

In 1635, the governor of the Saybrook colony hired engineer and soldier Lion Gardiner to build a critically needed fort... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Colonization and Settlement, Exploration and Discovery, John Winthrop Jr., Native Americans, Old Saybrook, Pequot War, War and Defense

Indian Hill Cemetery and the Vernacular of the Times

September 30, 2016

Indian Hill Cemetery's founders promoted their property as a place to find peace, both with the natural environment and with the area's indigenous past. …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, Historic Preservation, Middletown, Native Americans

Attack on the Narragansett fort

America’s Most Devastating Conflict: King Philip’s War

August 12, 2016

The ramifications of this bloody conflict echoed across the centuries. …[more]

Categories: Colonization and Settlement, Native Americans, War and Defense

Connecticut River, 2011

The Connecticut River

April 28, 2016

The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England. Designated the “long tidal river” by the Algonquian peoples of... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Environment, Everyday Life, Native Americans

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