Brotherhood and Belonging
On Saturday, September 21, 2019 Historic Huguenot Street will be hosting an evening program focused on the history and culture of the Munsee and Mohican people. The program will additionally highlight the efforts and accomplishments of Chief Hendrick Aupaumut.
The evening will include an exhibit viewing of Munsee artifacts and a letter written by Aupaumut, an opportunity to explore HHS’s replica wigwam, complimentary tasting of indigenous herbal tea, a reading of Aupaumut’s letter by a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.
An educational lecture will also be presented by Indigenous Studies scholar Dr. Lisa Brooks. Dr. Brooks, who recently won the Bancroft Award for History, will present her lecture, “Brotherhood and Belonging: Hendrick Aupaumut’s Assertion of Indigenous Rights and Settler Responsibility,” starting at approximately 5:00 p.m. This talk will center around an important document, written by Aupaumut and held by Historic Huguenot Street, to frame a wider context of Indigenous rights, relationships, and writing in the late 18th century. At the conclusion of her lecture, Dr. Brooks will take questions from the audience.
Funded project of Humanities New York, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.