As the celebration of the Landing of the Pilgrims approaches we give pause to think about the Pilgrims and their 400 year old story. The Landing of the Pilgrims told by Plymouth Rock itself. That’s what we’re all about here. It’s a story about a group of individuals in search of a better way of life. Did they find it? Most did. Others perished during the first year. Landing in Plymouth was a big thing. Surviving in The New World? That was another and survive they did with the help of the Wampanoag Tribe.
I am a proud supporter of the Wampanoag. If there’s anything I can do to help bring to light important Wampanoag issues regarding the Tribe please contact me. When I wrote the song “Secrets To Tell” I purposely included the Wampanoag in the lyrics. Secrets To Tell” is the first song of the story. Here’s hoping future accountings of the Landing of the Mayflower in history books includes accurate depictions of the Wampanoag Tribe. The Landing of the Mayflower is indeed a moment worth celebrating. It’s also a moment that requires acknowledgment of the brutality, pain and suffering the Wampanoag people endured as more and more immigrants came. The Pilgrims were truly America’s first immigrants and they asked the Wampanoag people for help. The rest is history.
Remember The Wampanoag Way.