Meechooôkamuq “Root Cellar”

This type of structure has been identified at several Pequot farmsteads on the reservation. The stone foundation was covered with logs and earth creating a cool underground cellar for food storage in the hot summer months.

This can be eaten fresh and have very fleshy fruits. Hawthorn seeds have been found in multiple archaeological sites here on the reservation.
This vine is a common plant that grows in fields and along trails. The swollen underground tuber was boiled or roasted and eaten like a potato. Colonial people have even called it Indian potato.