Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Meet our valley's true trailblazers

Saturday, January 25, 2014

By Karen Maserjian Shan.  Poughkeepsie Journal.

For nomadic Native Americans, it was the Hudson in the summer and The Gunks in the winter ... and a whole lot of work.

Never mind doing without your smartphone, tablet and television. How about no running water or electricity? In fact, what if your everyday life centered on the outdoors, period? That’s how Native Americans lived here thousands of years ago.

Cathy Shiga-Gattullo, education coordinator for interpretation for the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, said Native Americans populated this region during the Woodland Periods, which date from 1,000 to 3,000 years ago. Indeed, the Lenni Lenape people stretched from Pennsylvania into New York’s Adirondack Mountains.  See full article online or view as a PDF.