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 Highway (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Herring Run Park. Marker is in this post office area: Buzzards Bay MA 02532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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