July 21, 2022

The Contradictions Behind America’s Oldest July Fourth Celebration

From the July 5, 2022 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, by Ben Railton Bristol is intertwined with the even more foundational American history of violence through its role in the brutal late 17th century conflict between the English and the Wampanoag known as King Philip’s War. Long before English settlers arrived in the region, it was […]

Proposal to place historical Wampanoag leader on new state seal gets cool reception

By Adam Reilly WGBH.org, July 19, 2022 The special commission charged with reimagining the Massachusetts state seal is balking at a proposal to feature Ousamequin — the Wampanoag leader whose aid to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony is memorialized by the holiday of Thanksgiving — in any redesign. The idea of using the image of Ousamequin, who was known to […]