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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life of the Paugussetts in Orange to be subject of upcoming Land Trust talk

The event is free and open to the public
The Orange Land Trust will sponsor a program on the life of Native Americans in Orange at their annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 2, in the cafeteria at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.
The property that constitutes the town of Orange was purchased in 1639 from the Native Americans know as the Paugussetts, a Trust statement said. 
Gordon Fox Running is a Native American bear clan medicine man with extensive knowledge of the Paugussetts and other tribes that lived in this area at the time of purchase, the statement said.
"He will share his expertise on the living conditions, dwelling areas in summer and in winter, the relationship to the Mohawk tribe, the significance of the Wepawaug River in everyday living, field cultivation, tribal customs, and other details of the lives of these Native Americans," the statement said. 
The public is welcome to this free program, the statement said.
Refreshments will be served.
The program will be preceded by a brief business meeting of the Trust.  For information, please call Judy at (203) 799-6321.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.



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