Northeast American Cultural Resource

James B Beard aka Noodin


Monadnock State Park ~ Gilson Campground Area

Native Cultural Educational Interpretive Program - 2011 to Present

It started in 2006 with a fire and story telling weekly at the state park campground area.

In 2010 a new campground area was established and opened to the public at the Gilson Pond entry of Monadnock State Park. A small section of the picnic area in the field looking out over Mt Monadnock (great spirit / mountain that stands alone) was offered for a fire pit and story telling area. During the summer camping season the campers and visitors of the park have been offered a story telling program on Saturday evenings. Many visitors to the park have returned to hear the stories of the Native American people as told by James Beard a.k.a. Noodin, story teller, author of White Mocs on the Red Road: Walking Spirit in a Native Way, and founder of the Northeast American Cultural Resource.

During the summer of 2011, the program is being expanded to include a: ceremony fire area, lodge area, birchbark wigwam, cooking fire pit and a crafting area under tarp cover. The photographs below indicate the ongoing progress of this project:

Birch Bark Teepii                       



                                      Drum log