The third lecture in the Norwich Historical Society's virtual winter lecture series will focus on topics from the Uncas Leap Trail. Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Williams College, and Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, Tribal Historian and Medicine Woman of the Mohegan Nation, will present their lecture titled: Emma Baker’s Place: A Mohegan Woman Standing for Her People and the Land.
An inductee into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, Emma Baker took on political causes in a time when non-Native women were not allowed to vote. This talk explores how Baker laid the groundwork for future tribal rights and women’s rights, with her long-term visions and actions. This presentation offers new understandings of how women, gender roles, and Indigenous histories--as included in the recent Uncas Leap Trail Project--enrich all of our relationships to the land we call home.