Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Contrary to common misconceptions that European settlers encroached on Native American land, in Connecticut some settlers were invited. The Podunk Indians – part of the Algonquian family tribes – were an indigenous people living in the Connecticut River Valley when in 1631 a tribal sachem named Wahginscut, traveled to the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies to extend an invitation to settlers there to move into Connecticut, according to the Quinnechtukqut Nipmuc News.   “They had a friendly relationship,” Jessica Vogelgesang, marketing director for South Windsor, Connecticut’s Wood Memorial Library and Museum, said during an interview Saturday, June 11.   On Saturday, the 12th annual Connecticut Open House Day was held. Sites across the state opened their doors…