Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Stone Prayers: Native American Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard

By Curtiss Hoffman

Curtiss pointing out a "Turtle in a Cup," on a Snake Headed outcrop (to me, 2014): 

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The Fort Devons Stone Wall Map (1932)

Imaginative Conjecture
   "Although not settled by Europeans, this land was not the “virgin land” that many white settlers described. This region had long been home to Native people who cleared and cultivated the land and managed its natural resources. Between coastal New England, claimed by the English beginning in the 1620s, and the St. Lawrence River Valley, claimed by the French, lay a vast, vaguely defined area inhabited for more than 10,000 years by Abenakis, whose lives were greatly disrupted by the new arrivals." 

Stone Snakes?

I was thinking about these Shirley serpentine rows of stones: