Monday, July 2, 2018

CONNECTICUT

Here we are in the East for the first time investigating Connecticut, one of the states that was in the original colonies. But way back 12,000 years ago there were Paleo-Indians inhabiting the region.  They were thought to be semi nomadic, moving their habitations during the year to use resources that changed with the seasons.

These earlier people eventually evolved into several Indian tribes of the ALGONKIN INDIAN FAMILY.  This included the Pequot and the Mohicans who we know from the classic novel THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826.  The book was later made into several movies.  This is a trailer for the latest made in 1996 starring Danial Day Lewis, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.   HERE is a link to the 1936 version with Randolph Scott. This one I saw as a child.  It made a big impression on me.  I think I saw it on TV in the early days of television or maybe at the Keswick Theatre where there was a children's matinee every Saturday afternoon.  Because it was in black and white it seemed to come from the distant past and be a fascinating peep hole into what went on in the early days of our country.












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