Funded by a grant from the Town of Stockbridge and another from the National Park Service, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community hired Morton Archaeological Research Services to investigate the site of the meetinghouse, which marks the founding of “Indiantown” — now Stockbridge — and the site of the storied 1783 Ox Roast, at which George Washington thanked the Mohicans for their service in the Revolutionary War. The Ox Roast is also the homesite of Mohican “King” Solomon Uhhaunaunauwaunmut, and both areas have been Mohican homelands for thousands of years.


Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.