I have for awhile wanted to talk about this because most visitors to the museum might of missed this. If you walk down our new path way to the Wampanoag Homesite you will see this group of stone’s at the turn to the homesite and you might walk right by with out a thought , but these stones are very important and are their for a reason.
This is a gathering circle and would of been a meditative spot for Native people and a place to rest for them too. These stones are placed in a the four cardinal directions north, south,east and west. The four cardinal directions had meaning to Indigenous people then and today.
Their is a large white stone and it faces the east. That is quartz stone. The Wampanoag are the people of the east and quartz was a stone they used a lot here in the east.
I see lots of visitor’s sitting here and that’s great, but i don’t think they know why this was here , I hope they know now. It is a great spot to rest.
I used a guide that plimoth plantation had made up to help me with this post, it’s called” voice of the land “ thank you to those who helped write this.
hope you visit us soon!