12/01/08 - Keep Chief Massasoit


Should he stay or should he go? That was the catch phrase in a Junior Big Boy advertising campaign years ago. Now the line is being heard again, only this time it's about the statue of Chief Massasoit — of Thanksgiving fame — that graces the grounds of the Utah state Capitol.

The controversy swirls around the fact Massasoit was a Massachusetts Indian. And some members of Utah's tribes would like to see a more regional figure used at the Capitol instead.