The party started Friday, July 22, the annual preparation day for Cognition Corporation’s Company Clambake. Many people gathered at CEO David Cronin’s house in Cataumet, Massachusetts to help set up for the following day’s get-together. The efficiency of our teamwork in the workplace rubbed off on our set up plans for Saturday. We split up into groups to help achieve our goals faster. Some were assigned to set up the tent, table, and chairs where we would eat the next day. Others drove down to the beach and collected a specific species of rockweed, the Fucus vesiculosus, which would be heated up in the Wampanoag style sand pit to cook the food the following day. Building the Wampanoag pit was the most important task completed Friday. When the Native Americans were still thriving in Cape Cod, pre-colonization, the Wampanoags created a new way to honor the Medicine Circle and their Gods. The indigenous people would dig a hole in the forest, and then line it with rocks to symbolize the Medicine Circle, or the Circle of Life. They proceeded to collect various seafood from the shallow waters, including, but not limited to, quahogs, mussels, clams, lobsters, crabs, and small bait fish.