Brothertown History and Archaeology virtual lecture May 26


The colonial era was a difficult time for many Native tribes who were pressured by outsiders and new beliefs.

The Brothertown Indians were and still are, a “new” community of Native peoples formed in direct response to colonialism. Their settlement for a brief time was located in the towns of Kirkland and Marshall in Oneida County.

The Oneida County History Center will present Craig Cipolla, author of “Becoming Brothertown”, and curator of North American Archaeology, Royal Ontario Museum.

Cipolla will discuss how he combined historical archaeology and gravestone studies to tell the story of the Brothertown Indians in a virtual program on Wednesday May 26, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required and can be completed at

Registrants will receive a link and instruction on how to join this online event after registration is complete.

The Oneida County History Center is a private 501c3 not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley for present and future generations.

Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website at for additional information.


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