Arrowheads found during construction of this trail indicate that the Wampanoag hunted dear and small game in this hilly area. In addition the Indians relied upon the nearby Herring Run as a direct source of food and to fertilize their crop of corn and beans - a practice later adapted by Pilgrim farmers.
Staghorn Sumac, the low tree surrounding you, provided a refreshing drink made from its red berries, only one of the many fruits important to the Indian diet.
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Location. 41° 46.321′ N, 70° 33.779′ W. Marker is in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Scenic
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bournedale's Yesterdays (a few steps from this marker); Still on Patrol (approx. ¼ mile away); Cape Cod Canal (approx. half a mile away); August Belmont (approx. half a mile away); William Barclay Parsons (approx. half a mile away); Monica Dickens Stratton (approx. half a mile away); Edmund Freeman Saddle & Pillion Burial Ground (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sagamore Hill Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buzzards Bay.
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