• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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    The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »

Further Readings

Bigger, H.P. (editor). The Works of Samuel de Champlain, Volume I (1599-1607). The Champlain Society, Toronto, 1922. Map is Plate LXXV, following page 358.

Bragdon, Kathleen J. Native People of Southern New England: 1500-1650. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill and Wang, 1983.

Ekholm, Erik and James Deetz. “The Wellfleet Tavern.” Natural History 80 (1971):49-56.

McManamon, Francis P. “Prehistoric Land Use on Outer Cape Cod.” Journal of Field Archaeology 9 (1982):1-20.

McManamon, Francis P. and James W. Bradley. “The Indian Neck Ossuary.” Scientific American 256(5) [1988]:98-104.

Yentsch, Anne E. "Farming, Fishing, Whaling, Trading: Land and Sea as Resource on Eighteenth-century Cape Cod." Documentary Archaeology in the New World, edited by Mary C. Beaudry, pp. 138-160. Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

There are twenty permanently flooded freshwater kettle ponds within the Cape Cod National Seashore. They range in size from 2.5 to 100 acres and from 6 to 65 feet in depth.