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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Missionary Opens School for Mohican Indians

On this day in 1734, the Yale-trained missionary John Sergeant opened a school for Mohican Indian children in Great Barrington. About 50 members of the Housatonic tribe of the Mohicans joined four English families on a tract of Berkshire County land set aside by the General Court in Boston. John Sergeant envisioned this Indian town as a community where...
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