Brotherhood & Belonging

On September 21, 2019, Historic Huguenot Street hosted a program focused on the history and culture of the Munsee and Mohican people that highlighted the efforts and accomplishments of Chief Hendrick Aupaumut. The multi-faceted program entitled "Brotherhood & Belonging" included presentations by Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Preservation Manager and HHS Board Trustee Bonney Hartley, Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council Member and Aupaumut descendant Craig Kroening, Jr., Amherst College Professor of English and American Studies Lisa Brooks, food tastings prepared by Indigenous chef Quentin Glabus, and display of Aupaumut's letter to the New York State Legislature. The program was organized by HHS Director of Public Programming Kara Augustine.

During the event, Kroening and his fellow Council Member Martin Welch presented HHS with a flag from the Mohican Nation, Stockbridge-Munsee Band. At the end of the program, Kroening, Welch, and Hartley joined HHS Board President Mary Etta Schneider to witness the raising of the Mohican Nation flag alongside the U.S., French, and Dutch flags displayed at the entrance to HHS's National Historic Landmark District. 

Brotherhood & Belonging