Wampanoags and the Affect of Cape Wind

Wampanoags and the Affect of Cape Wind

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  • Hello! We are the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod.
  • We have lived here peacefully for over 300 years.
  • However, once the settlers arrived we realized that we would have to share the land.
  • Even though we seemed to have treaties, the settlers developed more than their land and left us with our little plot on the Cape.
  • Before the first European settlers, the Wampanoags lived in peace with the land and used the environment for religious rituals.
  • To keep the peace, the Wampanoags and Europeans created treaties over land and trade. Both sides intended to keep these promises to keep their own people thriving.
  • These are breaking our old treaties with settlers.
  • How much are we willing to risk to create 75% of the Cape's power?
  • Not only have people developed land, but they overused Earth's resources and are destroying the health of living species.
  • Our culture and religion should not be thrown aside to save a little bit of pollution.
  • To compensate for the damage done to the air and land, the Cape Wind Project has been proposed. However, this will be one more action that will be detrimental to the Native Americans.
  • The 130 wind turbines placed in Horseshoe Shoal of Nantucket Sound will block the view of the horizon used for prayer every morning.
  • It is proven that Horseshoe Shoal was not always underwater. At one point, the Wampanoags lived in the area. It is almost certain that there is a burial ground in the exact spot along with artifacts from the time.
  • #downwithcapewind
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