Early History of the Brothertown Indians
Samson Occom: the founding of Brothertown by Christian Indians: an interesting paper read before the Oneida County Historical Society last evening
The Brothertown (sometimes found as Brotherton) Indians are descendants of the Pequot and Mohican tribes of southern New England. They united in 1769 when seven Christian and English-speaking communities moved to land in upstate New York. In the early 19th century, as white settlers pushed west, they were forced to move again. With their Oneida and Stockbridge neighbors, they came to Wisconsin in the 1820s and 1830s, settling mainly along the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago in Calumet County. This article reviews the early history of the tribe, especially the career of Mohican leader Samson Occom (1723-1792), a principal organizer of their move to New York.
Territory to Statehood|
Immigration and Settlement
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
The Creation of Wisconsin Territory
|Creator: ||Love, William De Loss, 1819-1898
|Pub Data: ||Utica, N.Y. Utica Morning Herald, Feb 14, 1894; reprinted by the Oneida Historical Society, 1894. WHS Pam 54-6499.
|Citation: ||Love, William De Loss. "Samson Occom: the founding of Brothertown by Christian Indians..." (Utica, N.Y.: Utica Morning Herald, Feb 14, 1894; reprinted by the Oneida Historical Society);
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