Not the Last of the Mohicans:
A History of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Director of Cultural Affairs for the
Thursday, August 26 2021, 7pm
Pre-registration is required. The suggested voluntary donation is $10, though any amount is welcome.
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James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans paints a narrative that has stuck throughout history. Learn about who the Mohican Nation is today, and their rich history. Rensselaer County and the Rensselaer Plateau are the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican People.
Heather Bruegl, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendant Stockbridge Munsee, is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in U.S. History. Her passion for Native American History was inspired by a trip to Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
She has spoken for numerous groups including the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of the Menominee Nation, the Kenosha Civil War Museum, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. In addition, she spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for Indigenous Peoples Day 2017.
Heather spoke at the Women’s March Anniversary in Lansing, Michigan in January 2018, and at the first ever Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC in January of 2019. In the summer of 2019, and virtually in 2020, she spoke at the Crazy Horse Memorial and Museum in Custer, South Dakota for their Talking Circle Series.
She has also become the ‘’accidental activist’’ and speaks to different groups about intergenerational racism and trauma and helps to bring awareness to our environment, the fight for clean water, and other issues in the Native community. A curiosity of her own heritage lead her to Wisconsin, where she has researched the history of the Native American tribes in the area.
While Heather calls Michigan home, she recently moved to Wisconsin, where she is now the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. In addition, she travels and speaks on Native American history, including policy and activism.