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Guided History Walks with Marcus Hendricks

Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks on a series of walks exploring the lives of the First People local to this area and the circumstances that led up to their first encounter with the Pilgrims. We will then examine the consequences of interactions that followed up to the time of King Philip’s War in 1675. The Harwich Conservation Trust, Wellfleet Conservation Trust, and Truro Conservation Trust have partnered to offer this unique walk series. The land trusts in each of the three towns preserve natural lands within their communities to protect forests, marshes, meadows, ponds, coastal waters, and a diversity of other natural resources.

Cost: $45.00 for the series (if you join one or all three walks, it’s a one-time fee of $45.00)

Advance registration (payment) is required. Space is limited. Please register (pay by credit card using the fields on the right). Directions will be emailed with your registration (payment) confirmation.

Walk descriptions:

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon (rain date: Sunday, Oct.14)
Harwich at Hawksnest State Park

Family Life Prior to European Contact

Celebrate the bounty of natural resources from the coastal waters to the upland forest and kettle ponds. Live family life in a community intimately connected with the rhythms of the land through their daily activities and sharing of stories that are the essence of communal memory.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 21)
Truro at Cape Cod National Seashore

Corn Hill and Myles Standish’s Foray into the Interior Leading up to the First Encounter of 1620

Witness the European intrusion into peaceful interior communities setting the pilgrims’ immediate needs ahead of decorum. Trace the footsteps of the Messengers as they followed Myles Standish and his men from Corn Hill to the First Encounter. We will conclude this foray with the Billington boy incident that forged the Treaty of 1621 and made European amends for Corn Hill.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 28)
Wellfleet at Cape Cod National Seashore

From the Praying Indians of the Lower Cape to King Philip’s War of 1675

Consider how the First People of the area had to make difficult decisions about family and community in a rapidly changing world. We will compare the outcomes of social displacement for many communities and the safety of the Lower Cape for others at the time of King Phillips war.

Earlier Event: October 11
Elders Lunch and Learn
Later Event: October 14
General Membership Meeting