NIPPE, NIPPE @ARTEIDOLIA

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Nippe, nippe: a report from the land of the peoples of the first light whose language and lands were stolen. 

…. just posted at the amazing Arteidolia on the traumatic history of Joint Base Cape Cod…the Wampanoag…and why you should care, an essay from 47 drawings….excerpt:

‘Nippe’ is the Wampanoag word for water.

“Water, water, everywhere…Nor any drop to drink.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

“What is this you call property? ….The woods, the streams, everything on it belongs to everybody and is for the use of all. How can one man say it belongs only to him?” Massasoit, leader of Massachusetts Wampanoag, people of first light.

“We have a rendezvous with destiny.” Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne Division motto….