02/05/19 12:00pm

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Fourth grade students fascinated by Native American arrowheads are, from left, Evan Weslek, Abraham Roig, Ari Waife, Jamel Saunders, Kyro Sciacchitano, Nathan Sanwald and Kaden Gibbs.

“Shelter Island is an incredibly sacred place.”

That’s one of the lessons Shelter Island 4th graders learned last week from John Pagliaro, who was invited by the Shelter Island Historical Society to share his knowledge of Native American history. (more…)

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01/26/18 4:30pm

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They are a mystery in so many ways. Who were they? Where did they come from? What was the nature of their spoken language? Who were their ancestors?

The people who came to what would become Long Island some 10,000 to 13,000 years ago, as the 300-foot-high wall of ice retreated north, have names given them by archeologists and anthropologists who have plumbed their secrets. They are the Paleo Indians. Or the Clovis people. (more…)