Massasoit descendant Zerviah Mitchell sought to address wrongs

In 1878, Zerviah Gould Mitchell, published the book Indian history, biography and genealogy pertaining to the good sachem Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe, and his descendants in an effort “to make record of the wrongs . . . which have been endured by my race.” Zerviah passed away in 1898, but her daugher, Charlotte Mitchell, represented the descendants of the Massasoit Osamequin at a 1907 ceremony in Warren, RI to dedicate the Massasoit Spring. In the photo of the event taken in front of the Joyce Street School in Warren, RI, Charlotte is shown standing next to her husband, Alanzo, and in front of noted Warren historian Virginia Baker who wrote extensively about the early history of Warren.