Vermont Humanities

Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

Pierson Library 5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT, United States

Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an Indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late 19th century and was the victim of a murder. Recreating community connections in a rural Vermont hill town, this story is about poverty, racism, disability, and gendered violence against women, but is also an account of Indigenous movement and choice despite great obstacles.