Sacred Run And Sacred Paddle Provide Solemn Memorial for Massachusetts Natives

Author: Donna Laurent Caruso

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/Sacred-run-and-sacred-paddle-provide-solemn-memorial-for-Massachusetts-Natives-110477189.html

“I hope our ancestors regain some of their pride stripped from them here on this island that is now a sewer treatment plant for the City of Boston. I am honored they watched over us,” wrote Annawon Weeden, Wampanoag, who finished a 20-mile sacred paddle Oct. 30 to memorialize the internment of indigenous people on Deer Island in Boston Harbor in 1675 as well as the path they were forced to travel: 12 miles by roads, 20 miles by river to the open sea and then to barren Deer Island.