Art dedication restores Naumkeag honor

SALEM — This land is their land. For the first time since the City Council chambers were erected and furnished in 1836, the art on the walls actual...

December 15, 2022
2:02 PM

SALEM — This land is their land. For the first time since the City Council chambers were erected and furnished in 1836, the art on the walls actually reflects the region's native people.Salem and regional indigenous leaders and officials celebrated the dedication of a nameless portrait in Salem's City Council chambers on Wednesday. It portrays Squaw Sachem and Nanepashemet, two tribal leaders in the village of Naumkeag, the indigenous community known to have occupied Salem when it was first settled by Europeans using 'Naumkeag' as its name in 1626.

Dustin Luca