May 5th Planting Moon/New Year Ceremony, Hassanamesit, 1 pm to 4 pm May 5th & 6th Nipmuc Spiritual Gathering, Hassanamesit, 4 pm to 4pm June 16th Strawberry Moon, Hassanamesit, 1 pm to 4 pm, Quarterly Tribal Meeting at noon July 29th Hassanamisco Indian Fair, Hassanamesit, 10 am to 4 pm Sept 16th Nipmuc Nation Annual Meeting/Election, Hassanamesit, Noon to 4 pm Nov 24 & 25 … Continue reading List of Scheduled Events in Nipmuc Country, 2012-2013
At 12:00 am this morning, my grandsons and I blew into our noise-makers and jumped up and down. We had a party in my living room to welcome the year 2012. I rushed them outside to try and catch the firework display with our binoculars and telescopes but there didn’t seem to be one. We came back in, ate some more, drank some more, called … Continue reading Not Quite the New Year
The call came while Lydia flipped her grandchildren’s pancakes. Lydia glanced at the call ID and frowned as she looked at her treaty husband’s number. “Hello?”, “Oh, it’s you, Oakes. How are you?” She continued the frown while listening and plating the kids’ supper. “Uh huh, well, what makes you think I can do anything about it? Can you hold on, please?” Lydia called her grandbabies … Continue reading Tribal Tribulations (Part 1)
On September 6, 2011, the National Register of Historic Places added the Hassanamisco Reservation to its list of national treasures. Known as Hassanamesit, the under 4 acre reservation serves as the cultural and spiritual center of the Nipmuc Nation, a state-recognized tribe in Massachusetts. Located on the reservation is the Cisco Homestead, which for two centuries served as home to Nipmuc tribal leaders and now … Continue reading Hassanamisco Reservation on the National Register of Historic Places!
Hassanamisco Homestead Continue reading Hassanamisco Homestead PowerPoint Presentation