American Indian

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023.

I heard someone say not long enough ago that they heard Vick Cemetery was established on the site of a Native burial ground. There’s absolutely no evidence of that, and the sad truth of the place needs no embellishment. However, there is no question that Vick, like all of Wilson, lies on land that the Skarù:ręˀ, or Tuscarora, settled long before the arrival of colonizers.

Today we celebrate the indigenous people of this land and honor those who were among our ancestors.