Berkshire OLLI Presents:
We Are Still Here: Northeastern Indigenous Peoples
University Days 2022
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 100,000 Native Americans who lived in Massachusetts before European contact and settlement? We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast will give OLLI members and the public opportunities to begin to answer that question.
Explore art shows, music performances, tours of historic sites with emphasis on connections with the Indigenous community, guided reading groups focused on books by Indigenous authors of the Northeast, and four online lectures by leading scholars. Listen to the music of Hawk Henries, a Nipmuc flutist who makes and plays traditional Nipmuc flutes with the London Mozart Players and at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. View the art of Judy Dow, an artist of Abenaki and French Canadian descent, educator and activist whose baskets have been on display at the Smithsonian and whose tapestries have been on exhibit in Europe with the UN Indigenous organization. Read books by Abenaki, Wabanaki and Haudenosanee authors to share with children in your life. Walk Main Street, Stockbridge and learn about the Mohicans and settler missionaries who founded Stockbridge as an experiment in multicultural living in the mid-18th century.