I walked along the old Indian Trail, visiting some of the more interesting stone features, before the Logger starts up for the season. At each one, I looked around, wondering why each might be placed where it was; what it's relationship to the others might be. And it struck me that the "standing stone" on a knoll between two brooks, with no other "features" nearby, might be a BOUNDRY MARKER. Duh. But what boundary? No current (1770-today) property lines passed through this area that I have been able to find.
Working on the assumption that all of the features in this 40 or so acres represents the site of a Native American Village, and keeping a map and nature of the features in my mind, it is easy to conclude that standing stone marks the boundaries between various family groups. Clans of the Village. The Clans can be identified by the "effigies" or stone etchings that appear in one area but not another. To the south and west of this spot one could imagine the location of the Clan of the Bear. Bear Effigy Near Old Spring
To the NORTH would be the fascinating and unusual features of the Clan of the Wolf:
To the WEST is an area sloping down to the south and west, to a beaver pond and glacial lake:
The location of the Clan of the Turtle.TURT