The Winnipesaukee tribe alone consisted of more than four hundred people with villages and campsites at Alton Bay, Melvin Village, Wolfeboro Falls, Moultonboro Neck, Lochmere, Laconia, and the Weirs. There are few, if any, islands in the lake that have not produced considerable evidence of aboriginal occupation. Most of these Indians made their winter headquarters at the Weirs (Aquadoctan) where tons of smoked, dried fish were stored annually for winter consumption and where the hills at their back protected their wigwams from the prevailing northwest winds.