First National Day of Mourning, Thursday, November 26, 1970


Reblogged from MassMoments eMoments (emoments@massmoments.org): On This Day...in 1970, a group of Native Americans attending a Thanksgiving feast in Plymouth walked out in protest. The Indians and their supporters gathered on a hill overlooking Plymouth Rock near a statue of Massasoit, the Wampanoag leader who had greeted the Mayflower passengers 350 years earlier. The protesters … Continue reading First National Day of Mourning, Thursday, November 26, 1970

The Chesapeake Bay and Our Native American Heritage


This post focuses on our Native American heritage who resided along the borders of the Chesapeake Bay. ┬áDigressing just a little into my lineage, my paternal Bolling ancestors were among the first in Jamestown and my maternal Lathrop ancestors the first in New England. ┬áMy ninth great-grandfather, Colonel Robert Bolling married Pocahontas' granddaughter, Jane Poythress … Continue reading The Chesapeake Bay and Our Native American Heritage