Many stone features on Pratt Hill in Upton align with the August 13th sunset, which marks the height of the Perseid meteor shower. This is an important time of gathering and celebration for the Narragansett Tribe. In the Tribal spiritual tradition, each streak of light in the night sky during the meteor shower is the soul of a person who died during the previous year making its way to Kawtantuit’s house in the southwest.
Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust
Education • Identification • Mapping • Preservation
Ceremonial Stone Landscapes
Let the Landscape Speak
We welcome all comers to join the remaining monthly field trips in Upton to the Upton Chamber and companion features on top of Pratt Hill. Below are the dates of our next trips. To sign up please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office speaks upon request about Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Landscapes in the Northeast.