Tag Archives: Wampanoags

Facebook Ban on No Thanks Day

In 2013 I wrote the following on my Facebook page. “My people arrived on the Mayflower. Howlands. We’re still here. Where are the Wampanoags? On Nantucket protesting Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day.” An hour later the message and comments were removed by someone. I am unable to use my home page and Facebook posted this. Account […]

The Elegance of the Wampanoags

They were not the savages.

No Thanks Day

Half my family arrived in the Americas on the Mayflower. The Hamlin clan owed its survival that first autumn to the Wamanpoags or People of the Dawn. The Saints and Strangers of the Old World showed their gratitude by forcing the disease-weakened natives from their ancestral home, much as the Moses’ ancestors had evicted the […]