Ancestral Medicines in the Modern Age

Traditional medicine has long been an integral part of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s culture. Originating from their centuries-long history in the homelands of both their Mohican and Munsee ancestors, plant medicine has been passed down as an oral tradition for generations. Because of turmoil in the Tribe’s history from dispossession, colonization, and Mission Schools among other injustices, much of this oral history was lost or forgotten. However, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community continues to remember and record their medicinal knowledge, make use of plant medicines, and share their teachings throughout their community and beyond. The Tribe also owns and operates a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center which caters to the needs of the Community, and is open to the broader public.

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