New England's Native American Community Launches Campaign to Make Deer Isle, MA, Off-limits to Dogs

April 27, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On April 27, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "Native American groups want to ban dogs from the park on Deer Island, the site of a concentration camp for Indians during King Philips War and later a prison... [Sam] Sapiel... a leader of New England's Muhheconnew Confederacy... and other tribal leaders suspect that the remains of thousands of Indians could be buried there, and they say that dogs relieving themselves and digging in the dirt are desecrating what could be sacred burial grounds."