The Mohegan Roots of Our Land
January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
It’s somewhat common knowledge that much of the land that now comprises the Quiet Corner was once Mohegan tribal land under the control of the sachem Uncas. Not long after bequeathing the land to his two sons, Joshua and Owaneco, the land was acquired by early settlers.
You are invited to learn more on Sunday, January 22, 2023, when David Eichelberg, Outreach and Tradition Specialist of the Mohegan Tribe, will give a presentation about the culture, history, and performance of dance and song of the Mohegan people. “I hope that this will be the first of a series of talks members of the Mohegan tribe will make,” shared Lorraine Reeder, a Vestry member of Christ Church. “I envision arranging future talks where we can learn more about how the Indians cared for the land and raised their crops. I think they may be able to help us determine how we as individuals can contribute to saving our environment, and maybe delaying the spread of global warming.”
Christ Church Pomfret will open the doors of its hall at 2:30 p.m., offering refreshments prior to the 3:00 p.m. talk. Reservations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org are requested but not required. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Donations to the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum will be accepted.
Christ Church is located at 527 Pomfret Street, Route 169, in Pomfret.