The Wampanoag Peoples have lived in the region of what is now southeastern Massachusetts for more than 12,000 years. The year 2020 represents 400 years since colonizers voyaged on the Mayflower and founded Plymouth Colony as settlers on Native land. This anniversary is a time of reckoning with that history of violence, dispossession, removal. The story of Plymouth Colony cannot be told without the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples who were here as that ship arrived and who still remain.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan, South Africa)
Interviewee: Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag, Massachussets, USA)
Image: Mashpee citizens at Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow, 2006
Music: Saami Drum, by Tyler. Used with Permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by A Tribe called Red, used with permission.