Monday, June 30, 2008

Indian Caches

by JimP

Since things are slow for Peter, I thought I'd liven up the place with a nice little historic reference from Rhode Island.

"On Broad Rock Farm, some of the land owned by College Tom, and still in his family, two of the Indian caches for corn can still be seen. They were small hollows in the ground roughly lined with stone, not more than a foot deep at present; perhaps three feet long and two wide." (Hazard 1893:111)

HAZARD, Caroline. 1893. Thomas Hazard Son of Rob't Call'd College Tom: A Study of Life in Narragansett in the 18th Century. Cambridge: The Riverside Press.

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