Monday, April 20, 2015

A Bow-shaped Wall of Stones (Mahwah NJ)

By Mark Di Ionno | The Star-Ledger
April 19, 2015

   “On a low-lying bank of the Ramapo River are the tribal ceremonial grounds and long house of Ramapough Lunaape people. The long house is constructed of tall, weathered logs, carved with freshly painted masks that symbolize the spirituality of man and its connection to the earth.
   Closer to the river is the tribe's altar; a bow-shaped wall of stones that grows each time a person adds another rock. Dwaine Perry, the elected chief of the Ramapough Lunaape, explains that each of the thousands of rocks represents a prayer…”

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