Sachem Street, Norwich Connecticut 06360
The Mohegan Indians of Connecticut, are related to but separate from the Mohican, or Mahican, who lived along the Hudson, in New York. The Mohegan Sachem, Uncas, joined with the English against other tribes during the Indian Wars (1637-78). The Mahicans moved to Wisconsin and lost their tribal identity. The Mohegans remained in the area around Mohegan, Connecticut, and maintained their identity. Uncas, a Mohegan chief, is a prominent character in James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans". He is memorialized at Cooper's home in Cooperstown, NY, and by the City of Norwich.
Founded in 1659, Norwich has a rich Colonial history, extending back as far as the Mohegan Tribe from whom the land was purchased. The tribe's Royal Burial Ground is situated off Hwy 32 near Sachem and Washington Streets. This was the interment site for the tribe's most esteemed leaders, including their great chief, Uncas.
Other History nearby:
(Madison) Allis-Bushnell House and Museum
(Bristol) American Clock and Watch Museum
(Hartford) Ancient Burying Ground
(Warwick) Apponaug Village
(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Old Mystic) B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill
12/02 Coming to The Norwich area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.