Buddhist Peace Walk visits Mt. Hope and Massasoit Memorial

As part of a month-long Peace Walk, members of the New England Peace Pagoda met with members of the Pokanoket Tribe on June 17, 2019 at the marker where Metacomet was slain at Mt. Hope in 1676 at the close of the King Philip War. The group chanted prayers at the Metacomet Marker before the Sagamore shared the history of the Tribe since before the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620. The Walk focused on the “Great Dying” between 1616 and 1619 when ninety percent of the Pokanoket people perished from infectious disease brought by traders from Europe. The group concluded the day by walking to Burr’s Hill Park in Warren where they stopped for prayers at the Massasoit Monument in Burr’s Hill Park. Click here for a 12-minute video of the event.

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