Nauset Indian Survival Skills–May 25, 2011

Ranger Mitch from the Cape Cod National Seashore presented a Nauset Indian Survival Skills program for us. We learned about wetu and longhouse shelters and looked at an early map of where farms were located. We talked about what kinds of plants would have been eaten and how a bow drill would have been used to make fire. Next the children looked at artifacts: pounders, arrowheads, a sharpening rock and scrapers and guessed how these tools might have been used. Finally we made rope out milkweed plants. Thank you Glenn Mitchell.

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