9th Annual Ancient Fishweir Project - 2012
For nine years running now, the Ancient Fishweir Project has brought together
Boston Public School students with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers,
educators, archaeologists, artists and city officials. The project was initiated and is
produced every year by public artist Ross Miller.
Monday, May 14
Reflection on the fishweir by Gil Solomon, Sachem of the Massachuset Tribe.
Construction of the fishweir begins on Boston Common with students from the
Quincy Elementary Public School, Boston.
Monday, June 4, 11:00, and 12 noon
Performance by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
The fishweir will be on view on Boston Common from May 14 - June 14, 2012.
...This year Greg Mosman, Boston City Arborist, found us wood to build the fishweir with, we removed invasive buckthorn from the woods in Franklin Park, and collected brush pulled by Lanae Handy and Franklin Park Coalition volunteers. Archeology Lab volunteer Naomi, and artist Tim Kadish and Meredith Loring loaded the truck to get it all to Boston Common. Joe Bagley, City Archeologist spoke about the last 7,500 years of history on Boston Common to students from Donna Cataldo and Mimi Fong's classes at Quincy Elementary who built the fishweir. Joe emphasized that early Native People were living in the area that is now Boston Common more than four thousand years before the Great Pyramids were build. Artists for Humanity printed the T shirts.