RIP Rankokus Indian Reservation

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This rainbow is kind of like a roadside memorial to the spirit of the now empty Rankokas Indian Reservation.

I took this photo about a year ago while strolling through Rancocas Woods, a state-owned park which served as home to the Renape Nation. The Renape occupied a 238-acre parcel for 28 years and maintained a museum and two annual arts festivals. A living legacy, the Powhatans’ events featured authentic Native American cuisine, tribal dancing, hand-made clothes and various crafts for sale or barter.

The photo shows a flooded area that hugs the interior of the main grounds.

A major cultural loss.

More: http://sj.sunne.ws/2011/10/05/eviction-of-powhatans-has-
been-%E2%80%98heartbreaking%E2%80%99/


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