Woman Chief Squa Sachem Linda Morales-Morceau
OUR CHIEF FOREVER REMEMBERED
Faithfully Served her People from 2002-2022
Morales-Morceau, Linda (Morales) of Pocasset, Walked the Spirit Road February 10, 2022.
Linda was born was born to Ramona Morales of Weymouth and Joseph Davies of Plymouth, Mass and New York. She attended East Weymouth Public Schools and is a graduate of Weymouth High School.
Linda was married to Paul Morceau of Charlestown, Mass in 1971. For the last 25 years she divided her time between their home in Charlestown and Pocasset on Cape Cod. She has always been active in the community. She was a Girl Scout Troop leader in Charlestown, started the first "Daisy Troop" in the community. As a resident of the Bourne she served on the towns's Human Services Committee.
Linda attended Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston where she received her certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling and had recently entered the BA program at Simmons University. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta, Eta Chapter of Massachusetts a National Honor Society as a result of her scholarly work at UMass Boston.
Music was a big part of Linda's life. As a young child she sang in the choir at East Weymouth's Methodist Church and the choral at school and in Charlestown she participated in the choirs' at the Catholic parishes. Linda sang Jazz professionally for ten years in and around Boston and would perform country and popular music with friends. As a member of Bunker Hill Post American Legion Women's Auxiliary her voice contributed to many patriotic events.
She is a representative for NICWA National Indian Child Welfare Association, where she counseled and represented Native American families, Her Native American heritage was important to Linda. She promoted the use of the Algonquin language of her Massachuset people. She participated in Native American events throughout New England as a dancer and singer. She enthusiastically promoted native history and culture as guest speaker at public and private forums. Linda represented her Chappiquidic tribal family for 30 years as Sachem/Chief. As a cofounder of the Affiliated Tribes of New England she worked to benefit all native people of Massachusetts. On her own initiative in 2019, working with the State Senate, she authored and submitted bill 1832(Currently in review by a Joint Legislative Committee) which would allow the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to formally recognize the native Indian people of the State for the first time since the British Colonial era. Through Leonardo Morales her 2x great grandfather Linda's Native American links include the Taino people of Cuba.
Through her research of family genealogy she documented the service of her Native American ancestor Asher Freeman as a soldier of the Revolutionary War. She is a member of the Captain Joshua Gray – Jonathan Hatch Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Cape Cod. She is a member of the DAR National Committee on Native American Issues and wrote a monthly blog from a native perspective for the local Chapter monthly newsletter.
We the Chappaquiddic Tribe are eternally grateful for your Love your fierce Warrior Spirit, Your Compassion and love. We have been enriched by your leadership...
My Cousin my Sister and friend you will forever remebered... Rest Well My Sister Job Well Done.
~Chief Wunnanumwau Tom Frederick~