Return to OLLI: Indigenous Culture in the Berkshires and Beyond

Indigenous Cultures: Session Five

Here is a link to the slides used in Session Five.

For the record, I had been asked if “Erie” was an Indian name, and the answer is “yes” although I could find no information on whether it had any meaning, beyond being just a name. What I found is summarized here.

I also mentioned a series of articles that had been published a year ago in the Berkshire Eagle.

The session ended with a mention of the trip to London in 1765 by some of the Stockbridge Indian chiefs. In Session Six, we will take up the account of that trip and what it reveals about the values of Algonkian culture. (Caveat: it is not to be taken entirely at face value!)