Connecticut Native American Communities Past and Present

Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections at the Institute of American Indian Studies, in Washington CT presented a two-hour lecture on Connecticut’s Indigenous People in this September 10, 2021 YouTube video.

She covers what archaeology, history and oral traditions teach us about Indigenous communities and cultures in this presentation that is part of the “Unearthing History” webinar series by the Avon Historical Society, the Avon Free Public Library and the Avon Senior Center.

Dr. Lavin explains how these indigenous communities were the first environmental stewards, astronomers, mathematicians, zoologists, botanists and geologists.

In reality, these “pre-contact” tribes have been, and still are here, for more than 10,000 years.