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?
Thompson Island in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area was home to the first vocational school in America in 1833. The facility featured a farm, a wood shop and a print shop as well as America’s first organized school band. More...