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Quinnetukut – Stories of Survival

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Sunday, September 24th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stratford Historical Society
Free (But Donations are appreciated!)

Darlene Kascak from the Institute for American Indian Studies will be presenting an interactive presentation of the 12,000 year history of life in the Eastern Woodlands.

Through stories and artifacts learn about the importance of working together for the sake of the community and how innovation through knowledge of natural resources can benefit everyone today.

There will be a Powerpoint presentation with Hands-on History experiences. Artifacts, replicated tools, clothing, furs, and such will be available on display and for examination.

Insight into the culture and the ways of indigenous peoples and how they interacted with the land and the resources, but more importantly, why they used certain materials.

Connecticut has five indigenous Indian tribes recognized by statute: the Schaghticoke, Paucatuck Eastern Pequot, Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan, and Golden Hill Paugussett.

The name Connecticut comes from an Algonquian Indian term Quinnehtukqut, meaning “land on and beside the long tidal river.”

All ages are invited.

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