Post Office Mural

Hollis Howard Holbrook was born in Natick in 1909 and graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art in 1934 and Yale School of Fine Arts in 1936. In his hometown of Natick, Holbrook took on an 18th century episode of cruel internment of the local Indian people.  In his mural titled "John Eliot Speaks to the Natick Indians", painted in 1937, he immortalized the removal and “deportation” of Natick Indians to Deer Island in Boston Harbor.
Listen to audio by Maureen Sullivan about the mural.