Native in Connecticut, Episode One: Introduction to the Land

In this new series, Kate Mozier-Tichy will discuss Connecticut’s current tribal peoples and go more in-depth into their histories. This first episode will cover a Native peoples’ introduction to the land we call Connecticut today and how we study this history, as well as a brief overview of current tribal peoples.

You can also watch this series on our YouTube channel.

Further Reading

Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures
by Lucianne Lavin

Native American Research Libguide by the CT State Library


Exactly How New England’s Indian Population Was Decimated. (2021). New England Historical Society.

Federal Writers’ Project. (1938). Connecticut: a Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People. US History Publishers.

History.com Editors. (2018). Connecticut. History.com.

Gershon, L. (2021, Sept. 24). Prehistoric Footprints Push Back Timeline of Humans’ Arrival in North America. Smithsonian Magazine.

Lavin, L., Grant-Costa, P. J., Volpe, R. (2013). Connecticut’s indigenous peoples: what archaeology, history, and oral traditions teach us about their communities and cultures. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History : Yale University Press.

Native American Research. (2021). Connecticut State Library Libguides.

National Geographic Society. (2020). New England Native American Groups. National Geographic Society Resource Library.

Origin of “Connecticut”. (n.d.). StateSymbolsUSA.

Other Migration Theories – Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. (n.d.) National Park Service.

Image Credits

Slide 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beringia#/media/File:Map_of_gene_flow_in_and_out_of_Beringia.jpg

Slide 4: Lavin, L., Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures, p. 51.

Slide 6: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/The_village_of_Pomeioc%2C_North_Carolina%2C_1885%2C_color_-NARA-_535753.jpg

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