National Geographic : 1937 Nov
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn PEQUOT HOUSES CLUSTER INSIDE A STOCKADE AGAINST ENEMY ATTACK The typical New England aboriginal village consisted of dome-shaped or semicylindrical huts covered with bark or grass. The long house, in the center, was the public gathering place. Near a garden patch (right) walks a woman with a child on her back, while on the riverbank men bring fish nets ashore to dry. In 1637 English colonists burned the principal Pequot stronghold on the Mystic River, in Connecticut, and virtually annihilated the tribe.