Friday, February 12, 2010

Mashpee Indian Meetinghouse Re-opens

Feather News

The three-century old Indian meetinghouse at Mashpee was re-opened in December after being closed for six years. The building was one of dozens built in what would become known as ¨praying towns,¨ communities of Indians from many different tribes who converted to Christianity.

“It is a standing testament to the last 300 and some odd years of colonialism. And that is important, because the building has weathered that colonial period and we have weathered it,” said Tribal member Little Doe upon the re-opening. The meetinghouse, considered one of Cape Cod´s most significant historic buildings, underwent a million dollar reconstruction.