“Indians Dancing Around a Circle of Posts” by John White (1585-1586)
An integral part of this place, here in Wantastegok (Brattleboro):
I have also been told, that among the broken hills back of where Joseph Goodhue now lives, was to be seen, not long after the commencement of the settlement of this town by civilized people, the remains of an establishment for the Indian dance. A circle trodden hard, so hard that it refused vegetation, was distinctly marked, and a substantial post was standing in the centre, with holes in the earth around it, supposed to be places for fire.
From “Lecture on the Early Settlement of Brattleboro” by Rev. Jedediah L. Stark (May, 1832)
Pieces of the past, to be woven back into the fabric of our lives in this land. #ReclaimingWantastegok #1