"Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History
In partnership with Plymouth 400, Inc
EXTENDED RUN—May 5-May 30, 2018
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
Exhibit free to the public
Reception: Tuesday, April 3, 6:00-7:30 PM, $15 admission. Register to attend
“Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History is a multi-media, traveling exhibit that illuminates America’s earliest beginnings from the Wampanoag perspective—a voice largely silenced in the colonial narrative. The Wampanoag have lived in southeastern Massachusetts for more than 12,000 years and were the first tribe encountered by the passengers of the Mayflower. The exhibit begins with the kidnapping and enslavement of 27 Wampanoag men—including Tisquantum (later known as Squanto), the only captive to return home. Its final chapter discusses the brutal legacy of colonization, the effects of which are still felt today. The beliefs and practices of the Wampanoag, including powwows, politics, religion, and every-day life are portrayed in words, images, and film.
"Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History is conceptualized, researched, and produced by SmokeSygnals Marketing and Communications and The Indian Spiritual and Cultural Training Council Inc. The exhibit is part of Plymouth 400, Inc.'s Signature Programs and Events and will continue to travel through 2020. Additional chapters of Wampanoag history will be added each year in November.
PLUS: On April 18, NEHGS will present a free lecture by Paula Peters, recognized scholar of Wampanoag history: The Critical Backstory to Colonization from the Native Perspective