August 31, 2020

The Mashapaug Village in the Nanhigganeuck Chiefdom

Mashapaug Pond is one the┬álast surviving kettle ponds that once dotted the Providence area after the glaciers retreated. As a source of fresh water, the Pond was used by generations of Indigenous people for the past 10,000 years. There were nine principal villages throughout the Nanhigganeuck (Narragansett) Chiefdom, and Mashapaug was one of those villages. […]