The following items are currently on display at the Tantaquidgeon Museum, the oldest Native owned and operated museum in the country.
This oval shaped box with lid is etched with a thick “trail” design with lines, dots, leaves and branches.
Believed to have been made by the Mohegan educator, Rev. Samson Occom (1723-1792) during his travels and sent back to his sister Lucy. The pipes on top represent the tribes of Occom’s Brothertown Movement that traveled from CT to NY. Curved lines with arrows show their east-west path. Occom also traveled east to England to raise funds to found Dartmouth College as an Indian school. Occom was educated by Rev. Wheelock in Columbia, CT.Displayed at Tantaquidgeon Museum, America’s Oldest Native-Owned and Operated Museum