Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
Mattapoisett board pushes for town seal that's politically — and historically — correct
August 22, 2007 6:00 AM
MATTAPOISETT — The Indian's headdress is wrong. The boat looks like Noah's Ark. And where are the mountains in Mattapoisett?
Mattapoisett's town seal is one of disapproval.
When Town Meeting voted to create the seal in 1901, little did town fathers realize more than 100 years later it wouldn't pass an accuracy test.
The seal's shortcomings came up in the wake of town's sesquicentennial celebration.
Selectmen took a look at it recently and decided they want a new one, however, that requires Town Meeting approval.
This is a typical example of a feather-bonneted chief representing all Indians.
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