I betcha didn't know #Quinnetukut

 

Some names you knew, but most you didn't, I betcha. I am still learning myself.

Thanks to Rhonda Anderson, Western Massachusetts Commissioner on Indian Affairs and Co-Director of Ohketeau Cultural Center, we can recognize the Native American communities that have thrived along the Quinnetukut river for thousands of years, including the present day. Thanks to Rhonda for the names of the Tribes...



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WASHINGTON, Conn. — There were the Hammonassets and the Wangunks, the Quinnipiacs and the Podunks, the Mohegans, the Nipmuck, and the Siwanoy. (And PEQUOT, Fox People )

All were discrete tribes of American Indians here in Quinnetukut, as the Indians called the land, the land of the long tidal river: Connecticut. They were Eastern woodlands Indians, quite different from the tribes of the West and Southwest.

For one thing, the eastern tribes came into contact with Europeans much earlier than did Native Americans anywhere else. Intermarriage occurred “since the 1600s” said Elizabeth McCormick, director of the small but serious Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington in northwest Connecticut. Hence, descendants of American Indians in the East are less likely to “look like Indians” than they do out West. The assimilation has been more complete.  clickšŸ ‹

When Connecticut was Quinnetukut


 

I was editor of the PEQUOT TIMES form 1999-2004 and it was my JOB to know about this and educate. But there is always MORE to discover... TLH

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I certainly didn't know, but I do now! Every day's a school-day! Thanks!
LT said…
You are very welcome Mr. Film Authority. :-)

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