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The History of the National Day of Mourning & the Myth of Thanksgiving presented by Linda Coombs

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Linda Coombs, member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe and museum educator, for an important presentation on the history of the National Day of Mourning and the Myth of Thanksgiving on Zoom!  Email araff@clamsnet.org for the Zoom invite.

Linda Coombs is a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard, and has lived in Mashpee for more than 40 years. Her two grandchildren are enrolled with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, as was her father and grandfather.

Linda has worked for 45 years as a museum educator, spending 11 years total at the Boston Children’s Museum, 30 years in the Wampanoag Indigenous Program at Plimoth Plantation, and 9 years at the Aquinnah Cultural Center, a small house museum regarding the Aquinnah Wampanoag.   She has been an interpreter, an artisan, a researcher; led workshops and teacher institutes; written children’s stories and articles on various aspects of Wampanoag history and culture; and developed and worked on all aspects of a wide variety of exhibits.

The goal of all of Linda’s work continues to be the communication of accurate and appropriate representations about the history, cultures, and people of the Wampanoag and other Indigenous nations.


November 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm