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The Forgotten History Of The Mohawk Trail

May 30, 2019


One of the most scenic, and, in places, scary, summer drives you can take in New England is the historic Mohawk Trail, which stretches almost 70 miles from Montague, Massachusetts to Williamstown, along Route 2.  Long before it was a tourist highway, it was a native trade route, and while named for the Mohawks, there was another tribe that lived on that land, the Mohican Nation Stockbridge-Munsee Band.

Only about 1,500 members of the band survive today, half of whom live in Wisconsin.

Elodie Reed has been reporting for The Berkshire Eagle on efforts to recognize the Mohican’s role in the history of the Mohawk Trail. 

You can read her three-part series for The Berkshire Eagle here