The Rome Historical Society is set to host Janet Dangler, Town of Marshall Historian, who will present a program about the Brothertown Indians, a Christian group of Native Americas who settled in the Deansboro area in the 1770s, on Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm.
The Brothertown Indians were formed by several “Christian Tribes” from New England who banded together in an effort to preserve their common culture and identity.
In 1784, the first group settled on land (Deansboro, NY) given to them through negotiations with the Oneida Nation. In 1789, the Brothertown Indian Reservation was recognized by the State of New York. The New York Brothertown community lasted approximately 40 years but due to pressure from the state government, the group eventually relocated to Wisconsin.
Dangler will discuss the group’s history, share stories of several well-known members including Samson Occum, Asa Dick, and Romance Wyatt, as well as address issues facing the Brothertown Indians today.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, Rome. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, like them on Facebook, or visit their website.