Foundation House respectfully acknowledges that it resides on the land of the Siwanoy peoples. They have lived harmoniously with these lands and waters for countless generations before the onslaught of colonization. Like Indigenous Peoples across the Americas (and most of the world), they experienced genocide, ethnic cleansing, theft of their land and waters, and forced removal. Our ability to live, work and enjoy this land is connected to their deep loss. At Foundation House we strive to respect the history of the land and ask that all those who come to Foundation House do the same. Part of the mission of Foundation House is to create an environment where shedding light on issues of social justice is encouraged. To that end, Foundation House has provided reading materials for those who would like to learn more about the history of the land below.
You can learn more about the history of the state of Connecticut, the town of Greenwich, and Foundation House below:
Hangroot: A Free Black Community For The Formerly Enslaved (1800-1900) by Teresa Vega:
Native American Tribes & the Indian History in Greenwich, Connecticut:
Map of the history of Native American land in Connecticut:
Timeline of Connecticut slavery:
The colonization of the land of Greenwich, CT:
History of the Foundation House property: