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Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

National Day of Mourning

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 17, 2014
1. National Day of Mourning Marker
Inscription. Since, 1970 Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Amaericans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrams and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.
 
Erected by Erected by the Town of Plymouth on behalf of the United American Indians of New England.
 
Location. 41° 57.46′ N, 70° 39.752′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Carver Street. Touch for map. Located on Cobb's Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Cole (within shouting distance of this marker); First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers (within shouting distance of this marker);
National Day of Mourning Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 17, 2014
2. National Day of Mourning Marker
Plymouth Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Massasoit (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Hometown (within shouting distance of this marker); Gurnet Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilgrim Memorial State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Coles Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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