The Heirs of the Land by Marcus Cusick, Kyle Couture, Chief George Spring Buffalo and Chief Daryl Black Eagle
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Seth Chitwood, Standard-Times
Published July 16, 2021
NEW BEDFORD — The Seaport Art Walk is back, this year titled “Tides and Times,” for viewing through October on the New Bedford waterfront. The installations were created by local artists reflecting on the pandemic.
The idea for the Seaport Art Walk began as a seed in the mind of Seaport Art Walk creator Jessica Bregoli when she was 8 years old. It started when her mother had her work with gardener Emily John, in the flowerbeds on the New Bedford waterfront.
Marcus Cusick and Kyle Couture, of Open Eye Movement, worked with Chief George Spring Buffalo and Chief Daryl Black Eagle of the Pocasset on a mural based on the true histories surrounding the Pokanoket nation.
“The mural aims to depict portraits of local Native American chiefs and their descendants showing how, over time, the nation was resilient and able to survive,” wrote Cusick in a statement.
“The Algonquian language was nearly lost to oppression of a people and their culture, and is kept alive today by the descendants of a nation who first greeted the pilgrims, the Pocasset Wampanoag tribe of the Pokanoket nation,” he stated.