1923Ipswich resident and member of the Wampanoag tribe, Emma Safford was honored during the 300th anniversary parade.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, Celebrations & Anniversaries, Indigenous People's History

“Great Parade of Yesterday Was Best Ever.” Gloucester Daily Times. August 29, 1923.
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Emma Jane Mitchell Safford and many other Indigenous people were honored during the 300th anniversary parade on August 28, 1923.

According to the Gloucester Daily Times, “In the fourth division, the historical floats section was headed by a car containing Mrs. Emma Safford of Ipswich, the ninth lineal descendant of Massasoit and possessing the oldest and most noble lineage of any woman in New England she being a direct descendant of kings who inhabited this continent thousands of years before the time of the landing of the first white men.”

"Great Parade of Yesterday Was Best Ever." Gloucester Daily Times. August 29, 1923.
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