Home at Last: The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mahican Nation

Analyzes the history of the Mahican Indians and what ultimately became of the Stockbridge-Munsee group.

Focusing on what would eventually become the Stockbridge-Munsee band, this paper provides a historical overview of the tribe from its earliest known existence. The author traces the background of the tribe, with an emphasis on how the Europeans changed the tribe’s way of life by commercially exploiting their tribe, forcing western ideas upon them and constantly uprooting them. The author closes the piece by examining their current situation, in which it is argued that the tribe seems to have found a home and has good prospects for the future.