Join us at the site of our Too’noopahs (Turtle) Wetu Project, a collaboration with the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, for our 2021 Reservation Walks. Current dates are April 10th, May 1st, September 4th, and October 23rd. Tickets are now available for purchase, there are limited spots available and you must reserve your spot in advance.
Located across from Kelley Chapel in South Yarmouth, the Too’noopahs (Turtle) Wetu was designed and constructed starting in the Spring of 2020. This one fire wetu was handmade with cedar poles, poplar bark covering, and includes benches along the sides. It is intended as a space to provide education, discuss ancient history, and to give demonstrations based on local indigenous culture - which dates back long before the arrival of European colonists. The Too’noopahs (Turtle) Wetu is in fact shaped like a turtle, and was designed based off of a personal vision of Marcus Hendricks, inspired by the Turtle Island creation story.
Stay tuned for dates of additional walks and festivals taking place at the Too’noopahs (Turtle) Wetu, as well as other events, walks, and farmer’s markets that Wampanoag Shells will be taking part in.