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Clan Mothers, Spinners, Attorneys and Stateswomen: Mohican Women in New Stockbridge - online talk on February 10, 2021

Mohican beaded purse with heart motif
Mohican beaded purse with heart motif

Please join the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation for a Facebook Live 1-hour presentation entitled, “Clan Mothers, Spinners, Attorneys and Stateswomen: Mohican Women in New Stockbridge,” on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 3 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Stockbridge-Munsee people’s time in New Stockbridge, New York (1780s-1820s) is a critical part of their history that is not often focused upon. Mohican women ancestors are also often less represented in historic accounts. This presentation will give special attention to both—discussing how Mohican women in New Stockbridge were uniquely women of many identities.

Dr. Kallie Kosc, Assistant Professor of History at Oklahoma State University, will speak about the ways Mohican women in New Stockbridge shaped colonial education projects, specifically women’s textile manufacturing, to suit their own needs and support their community survivance. She will share how Mohican women creatively utilized the tools of “civilization” to aid community survival and growth. Learn and be inspired by the actions of the resourceful women of the New Stockbridge era such as Mary Doxtator Peters, Lydia Quinney and others.

Tribal Historic Preservation Manager Bonney Hartley will introduce the topic and moderate a discussion with Dr. Kosc. Several exquisite examples of Mohican women’s beadwork and textiles from the New York State Museum ethnology collection will be shared.

Join and be inspired!

Watch on Facebook Live- Arvid E. Miller Library Museum: https://fb.me/e/50JS1drOD. The event is part of the ongoing Homelands History Talk series sponsored by the Arvid E. Miller Library Museum and the Cultural Affairs Department, Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation.

 

Mohican beaded purse with heart motif
Mohican beaded purse with heart motif
Harriet Quinney, Mohican woman
Harriet Quinney, Mohican woman