In 2018, Saratoga National Historical Park received funding to produce an ethnohistorical study of the Saratoga area. Professor Karim Tiro from Xavier University was chosen to conduct the research and compile the report.
Dr. Tiro specializes in North American history during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods with a focus on the history of Native Americans, the War of 1812, and epidemics.
The aim of this project was to illuminate the stories of the diverse inhabitants of the region prior to, during, and following the American Revolution, including the Mahican, Mohawk, Stockbridge, and Abenaki peoples. It is expected to improve the park’s ability to work with tribal partners and interpret park resources, as well as inform park management decisions.
The research from the study is expected to be made available to the public via the development of new interpretive media, social media, and other digital applications in the coming years. The draft report is currently under review by the National Park Service, Tribal Nations, and other partners.
Dr. Tiro has previously published two books, The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Nation from the Revolution through the Era of Removal and Along the Hudson and Mohawk: The 1790 Journey of Count Paolo Andreani.
For more information about Saratoga National Historical Park, call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985, or visit their website.
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