"Could there be any better time to explore our American Native heritage, especially those who were here at Squam some 3,500 years before there was a Holderness? There is now a much greater awareness of our pre-English settlement history especially since the return of the "Squam Lake Native Dugout" in 2019 all of which has sparked local interest in "Indian" affairs here, especially in light of the very significant discoveries made at the Science Center back in 2001. So in preparation for the program, which will be participatory, be thinking of all the local Native names we have for places and mountains in and around Squam! " - Tink Taylor
Tink Taylor is a board member of the Holderness Historical Society with a lifelong interest in ancestral tribal history. He chaired the Holderness 250th celebration which brought Abenaki descendants to behind the post office where basket and canoe-making were demonstrated, stories told and children entertained.