Deer Island Native American Memorial
Land set aside on Deer Island will soon be home to a new memorial. The Native American Memorial will commemorate and celebrate the Native American history of the Boston Harbor. The complex and often painful history of Native Americans and Deer Island holds great meaning and power for the descendants of the original inhabitants of the region. The goals of this memorial are to tell the story of Native Americans on the island in the context of King Phillip's War (1675-76); celebrate the survival of Native American customs and cultures; and reflect upon the iconography and landscape of the tribes of the Northeast.
Did You Know?
Scientists have recently identified a beach-dwelling ground beetle at Boston Harbor Islands that has not been seen in North America for over 100 years. It is believed the beetle, Bembmidion nigropiceum, was brought to Boston from Europe in the 1800s via ship ballasts.