By Janet Dangler, Town of Marshall Historian The Brothertown Indians, one of the first settlers in the Town of Marshall and the southern part of the Town of Kirkland, are coming to this area in October as part of their Anniversary Tour.
Some 17 to 20 members of the Brothertown Indian Nation will take part in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the planning of Brothertown at Mohegan in 1773 and the 300th anniversary of the birth year of the Rev. Samson Occom, Mohegan/Brothertown, an ordained minister and the guiding light behind the migration of the tribe from their homes in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts westward to this area.
Members of the tour will arrive Friday, Oct. 13. A tour of the Shako:wi Cultural Center in Oneida is planned, followed by a visit to the Clinton Cider Mill, lunch and a trip to Hamilton College, where there will be a display of Brothertown-related manuscripts and a talk on Sampson Occom.
On Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon at the Deansboro Congregational UCC, a luncheon will honor the visitors. Community members are cordially invited to join us.
There will be singing, a slide show, and lots of visiting.
Travelers will stop at tribal museums, historic buildings, burial grounds, and other sites on the Brothertown Indians’ ...