Samson Occom and Brothertown Stories on Rhode Island NPR

“The impact of early European immigration on Native Americans in New England is examined through the story of Samson Occom, a brilliant Mohegan Indian from Eastern Connecticut who gains fame on two continents before his story takes a dramatic and unexpected turn.”


Alex Nunes and Ana Gonzalez of the Rhode Island NPR station have produced a three-episode story on the Brothertown, the first of which, The Betrayal of Samson Occom, went live the other day.

Appearing with Alex and Ana are Kathleen Brown-Perez (Brothertown, UMass Amherst) as commentator and Bruce Two Dogs Bozsum (former chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council and a current tribe elder and justice) as the voice of Samson Occom.

You can listen to it at the link below, or at Apple Podcasts and the other major podcasting platforms.


Images:  Samson Occom portrait, courtesy, Explore, Samson Occum, Mohegan Tribe.

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