Indigenous peoples have used, navigated, and lived in the North Country since before the arrival of Europeans. On this outing, experience the Adirondack landscapes significant to the region’s deep Native American stories. Historian Melissa Otis will explain how these places and spaces fit together in the larger story of the Adirondacks and open a dialog on how we think about these sites today.
We will travel along Tupper Lake’s “Indian Carry,” exploring the Native presence and the historically interconnected camps and buildings along this well-worn route between Stony Creek Ponds and Upper Saranac Lake and then meet with members of the Fadden family at the Six Nations Indian Museum to experience their stories, history, and a deep exploration of indigenous material culture.
The tour is led by independent scholar Melissa Otis, author of Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks (2018).
The tour starts at 10 AM and ends around 3 PM.
The fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members.