Tufts Mountain Club

Land Acknowledgement

TMC would like to acknowledge the history of the land that it uses, both at Tufts and in New Hampshire. Our house at 17 Chetwynd Rd is on land that was first inhabited by the Wampanoag Nation 12,000 years ago. Today, the Mashpee Wampanoag are one of the few surviving tribes from this area, and have received federal recognition after years of rejection from the government. The Tufts Loj in Woodstock, NH is located on land where the Abenaki lived 11,000 years ago. There are less than 2,000 Abenaki remaining today due to disease and persecution. The Loj is also located near the Woban-aden-ok mountain range, which has been referred to as the White Mountains.

We would like to show our respect towards the past, present, and future members of the indigenous communities whose land we use, as their land was stolen and then occupied by white settlers, which is how we have come to own this land. In our use of the outdoors, we must acknowledge the history, current oppression, and violence against Indigenous people. Acknowledgement is just the beginning of ending legacies of injustice.


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