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Peekeesukamuq “Pigsty/Stone Animal Pen”

Although this version is scaled down, pens of this style are often found at old Pequot farmsteads. These pens held domesticated animals like cows, pigs, goats or sheep.

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Apple (Ahpuyôhq (un) and Peach (Peecheesôhq (un) trees, among others, were common place for native peoples after their introduction by Europeans. Many people in our area maintained sizable orchards. This exchange of culture extended into Pequot language with noticeable loan words. English also has Pequot loan words like squash, moose and the town name, Mystic, CT, and even Connecticut.