The Stockbridge tribe were Mahicans (or Mohicans), who lived in the lands south of Lake Champlain in the Hudson Valley. Conflict with the Iroquois Mohawks forced the Mahicans to move east to Connecticut and Massachusetts. This brought them into much closer contact with white settlers and European ways of life. Missionaries began to visit their villages and in 1734 a preacher called John Sergeant came to live with them. Four years later, Sergeant was given permission by the Mahican elders to start a mission village in Massachusetts. The village was named Stockbridge, and the natives who lived their came to be known as the Stockbridge Indians. The Stockbridges fought for the British in the French & Indian War, but for the Americans in the AWI (and then again in the War of 1812). In the mid-1780s the tribe moved to New Stockbridge near Oneida Lake and then again to Wisconsin in 1822. Today, the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe continue to live in east central Wisonsin.
This pack is one of the reasons why I like the Perry Miniatures AWI line - there was hardly any need for these figures to be made, but clearly the Perries thought "why not?" It's packs like this that make the Perry AWI range one of the finest miniatures ranges available, in any scale or period. As with my other indians, I have based these singly on 25mm x 25mm bases.
6 figures. Painted June 2007. The resin fence in the background is by Snapdragon Studios.