The Great Configuration by Professor Evan Pritchard
Algonquian peoples knew how to live off the land and seek certain configurations of land and water to establish their political and economic centers, often involving the confluence of rivers, islands at the crossing of trade routes, fording places, river bends, waterfalls, estuarine valleys, heads of tide -in combination. Turners Falls has a remarkable “configuration” and was once a great “rendezvous” spot. Pritchard illustrates the hidden significance of our bioregional area. Pritchard, of Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent, is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Co-sponsored with Turners Falls RiverCulture.