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Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Penobscots in Boston
Laws that tell us who we were, & perhaps more than we'd like them to about who we are...
BOSTON - John "Sam" Sapiel gets an uneasy feeling when he crosses Boston city limits, where the full-blooded Penobscot Indian is technically a persona non grata. An archaic law has forbidden American Indians from setting foot in the city since 1675, when settlers were at war with area tribes. Although the law hasn't been enforced for centuries, the fact that it still exists is a lingering source of anger for American Indians.
Repealed only yesterday by the Massachusetts State Legislature.

Yahoo News via CultureKitchen
Posted at 8:02 PM by John.

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