June 2, 2018



Stone Church Special Ceremony


  • Stone Church, Cart Road, Dover Plains, NY 12522

Join us for a special Ceremony at the Dover Stone Church, a sacred site for Native Americans.

The public is welcome.

DIRECTIONS ARE TRICKY! You have to park and walk a fair distance (1/4 mile or so) to the start of the trail, which is up an unmarked, private dirt driveway. (GPS takes you there but the road is unmarked so you don’t believe you’re there!)

Park in the lot for the Dover Elementary School. (Google Map). Plan a 30-45 minute walk from parking, depending on your pace.

Once you’re at the head of the trail, it’s another half-mile walk to the Stone Church, We will do Ceremony a little before the cave entrance, for safety considerations. You will find us on the way 🙂

Refuge of Sassacus during the Pequot War (Photo: https://www.nynjtc.org/park/dover-stone-church-preserve)

Grandmother Carole Bubar-Blodgett will be joined by Sachem Hawk Storm of the Schaghticoke Peoples at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 2, 2018. They will conduct Prayers and Ceremony in conjunction with the Water is Life Walk of the Howsatunnuck (Housatonic).

Remnants of the Pequot tribe became part of the Schaghticoke Nation along with members of the Pennacook, Narragansett, Wampanoag, Lenape and Mohawk scouts. The nation’s name means “the confluence of waters” or the place where one or more rivers join and blend into one. The tribe adopted the name Schaghticoke when it formed. The Poughkeepsie Journal

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