Native Americans Urge Boycott of ‘Tone Deaf’ Pilgrim Museum

Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Kerri Helme, of Fairhaven, Mass., uses plant fiber to weave a basket while sitting next to a fire on November 15, 2018, at the Wampanoag Homesite at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums, in Plymouth, Mass. Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by Pilgrims arriving on the Mayflower. They say the Plimoth Patuxet museum hasn't lived up to its mandate to create a "bi-cultural museum" telling equally the stories of the European and indigenous communities. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Members of the state’s Wampanoag community and their supporters say Plimoth Patuxet Museums has not lived up to its promise of creating a “bi-cultural museum” that equally tells the story of the European and Indigenous peoples…

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