Neutaconakanut Hill

Looking southeast, the land that comprises Sowams from Providence to Bristol can be seen from the top of Neutaconakanut Hill on the western border of Providence.

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Hiking trails lead to rocks that mark the location where the leaders four Indigenous tribes once gathered for council (Pokanoket, Narragansett, Nipmuc and Massachusett).

    

Members of the Mashapaug Tribe from Providence offer a prayer and some drumming at the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy Annual Event on September 22, 2018 to help recognize the important role that the Hill played in the lives of indigenous people who occupied that land for thousands of years.

     

Native Wintergreen grows in the leaves while a red-tailed hawk captures a squirrel.

Click here for the 2022 Historic Resources survey report by the Public Archaeology Laboratory

Click here for a Providence Journal article about the Hill.

Click here for a page about a Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy Annual Event.

Click here for the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy web site.

Click on the map below for a Google satellite map of the location.

Parking is available at the park at the bottom of the hill off of Killingly Street.