Burr’s Hill talk at the Massasoit Memorial in Warren

(Above) Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator David Weed spoke to two groups of children at the Warren Recreation Summer Camp program about the Massasoit Osamequin who was reburied in the Park two years earlier. Click here for a video of the first group and here for video of the second group.

   

Campers examine the inscription on the stone memorial that describes the leader of the Pokanoket Tribe who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621 and signed a treaty that helped to keep the peace for over fifty years.

   

Campers look over a handout that describes the history of Burr’s Hill before Dr. Weed passes around a possible Native stone tool similar to those that were found near the burial ground in the early 1900s.

   

Dr. Weed tells the story of the people who lived successfully in the area for over 10,000 years by adapting to the land and water where they hunted and gathered the food that sustained them.

Click here for a video of the first group and here for video of the second group.

Click here for photos and a video of a similar presentation given by historian Davison Bolster in June, 2018.