Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Indigenous Town

Mashpee is a small Cape Cod town with an interesting name and an even more interesting geography. Its establishment as an indigenous town began with a declaration of self-government on this date in 1833. Today just over one tenth of the population is indigenous, but the town retains its unique and complex identity as an indigenous community.

During my department's annual field camp on Cape Cod, we are very fortunate to explore the geography of Mashpee with Annawon Weeden, a local actor who played King Philip in the PBS film After the Mayflower.

We have also had the good fortune of taking our EarthView globe to the Quashnet School and Mashpee Middle School.

Read the whole story on MassMoments.

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