Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Muhheconnuck, Wisconsin

This map of Wisconsin Counties has arrows pointing to places where the Stockbridge Mohicans have lived.

was their settlement (on the Fox River's large rapids known as Grand Kawkawlin) in the 1820's. (See red arrow that points to Outagamie County.)

In the 1830's the tribe moved to what would soon become Calumet County. The English name of their town there was Stockbridge. (See red arrow that points to Calumet County.)

The black arrow points to the location of what is legally known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. The Shawano County reservation was carved out of the neighboring Menominee Resevation in 1856 while that reservation was still new. (See black arrow that points to Shawano County.)

In the Mohican language, Muhheconnuck is the name of the Mohicans' homeland. Although the tribe moved there after the treaty of 1856 and also live there now, the land wasn't theirs during all the years in between. Why not? You'll find out in future posts.

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