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From Cherokee Country To Pequot Shores: Rediscovering Native American Trails

Jun 30, 2017

Long before our modern highways, there was an extensive network of Native American trails up and down the East Coast.

This hour, we hear about efforts to map these old trails and find out how they’re helping archaeologists and others learn about the past. 

We begin our conversation in former Cherokee country to find out why a North Carolina man and an archaeologist are mapping hundreds of miles of old Cherokee trails.

Then we head back to Connecticut’s woods where many Native American tribes used trails to link villages — spurring on trade and facilitating war.

Do you enjoy hiking on conventional trails today? Will state trails and parks be impacted if lawmakers continue to struggle to pass a budget by July 1?

We check in with the director of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association to find out.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.