Mascots and Monuments

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Hannah Dustin

Veiled in the forests of the Contoocook River in Boscawen stands a 35-foot statue of Hannah Dustin, a settler who killed ten Abenaki people and handed their scalps to the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1697. The statue depicts Dustin wearing a “gown that’s falling off her shoulders. In her right hand, she has a tomahawk, […]


Additional Resources

Indigenous Historian Nick Estes on Toppling Statues, Racist Team Names & COVID-19 in Indian Country (video): Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) speaks with Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux), who reacts to growing pressure on the Washington and Cleveland sports team names

Native Mascots, Really, Still? (All My Relations podcast episode): Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) interview Amanda Blackhorse (Navajo), a social worker who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case against the Washington NFL team

In New Hampshire

A New Look at Mascots After Black Lives Matter Protests: Read about the debate over the Warriors mascot at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton

History Lessons: Monuments, Namesakes, and Mascots All Under Scrutiny: Read about some of the various issues concerning NH’s namesakes and monuments

Teachers Work to Broaden History Lessons: The development of a new local group, Seacoast Educators for Equity

More on Hannah Dustin

Changes in the Works for Site Honoring Hannah Duston, Woman Known for Killing Native Americans 

New Hampshire Calling: Looking Ahead 

Statue of White Woman Holding Hatchet and Scalps 

Website for a local Unity Park (in planning as of August 2020) 

A 2014 podcast on Hannah Duston