Native American Fishweir Recreated on Boston Common

May 20, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On May 20, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "a replica of an ancient Native American fishweir curved along the grass on the Boston Common Friday. The display will remain through Thursday... It's... central Boston's only historical marker devoted exclusively to the Native Americans who lived here for 12,000 years before the arrival of English pioneers... Earl Cash Jr., medicine man for the Mashpee tribe of the Wampanoags... helped dedicate [the monument] with a tribal ceremony."