Series of Walks to Explore Native American History on Cape Cod

COURTESY OF THE HARWICH CONSERVATION TRUST: Marcus Hendricks speaks during a guided walk.

COURTESY OF THE HARWICH CONSERVATION TRUST: Marcus Hendricks speaks during a guided walk.

HARWICH – A series of walks will be held this fall on the Lower and Outer Cape to explore the Native American history of the area and the circumstances that led to their first encounter with the Pilgrims.

The Harwich, Wellfleet and Truro Conservation Trusts and the Native Land Conservancy have partnered to offer the series of three walks with 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Native American Marcus Hendricks.

The first walk will be held on Saturday, October 29 at Hawksnest State Park in Harwich and will explore family life prior to European contact.

The second walk is at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Truro and will be held on Saturday, November 5.

European intrusion into the interior communities will be discussed including the story of Myles Standish and his men from Corn Hill leading up to the first encounter in 1620.

The last walk is Saturday, November 12 at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet and will cover the family life of Natives on the Lower Cape and the King Philip’s War.

To register for the series of walks visit harwichconservationtrust.org. The cost of the whole series is $45 and space is limited. All walks will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

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