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Many Trails of the Stockbridge Munsee Mohicans – The History of the Mohican People of this Region

A Bennington Historical Society Presentation

The Mohican people are the indigenous people of Bennington and are today known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. Tribal Historic Preservation Manager Bonney Hartley will share about the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican people’s deep history in the region, their “Many Trails” of forced removals, and their continuing cultural preservation efforts in the region today. Bonney is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and holds a Master of Social Science degree in International Relations. Her work focuses on preserving, managing and interpreting cultural heritage of Mohican and Munsee peoples and ancestral sites.  Based in Williamstown MA, she guides the historic partnership between Williams College and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.

The Bennington Historical Society is a volunteer-run program of Bennington Museum. The BHS offers its programs at no charge with support from Williams Financial. You can support the efforts of the BHS to share the history of our region by making a donation.