2023 Rainbow Family Gathering

We invite all peoples, cultures, creeds, communes, adults, children, and individuals, out of love, to share in gathering for 7 days, from July 1st through the 7th, with a silent meditation for peace on July 4th, 2023 beginning harmoniously at dawn, until noon, when we gather together in a circle, in the Northern Appalachians, including and between the Alleghenies and the White Mountains National Forest. 2022 Vision Counsel Consensus.

The Appalachian Region includes 423 counties across 13 states and is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York State to northern Alabama and Georgia.

The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern to northeastern North America. The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period. More than 400 million years ago, natural forces conspired to make the Appalachians one of the most resilient, diverse and productive places on Earth.

The Appalachians can be divided into three large physiographic regions: northern, central, and southern.

In the northern part of the system, there are a number of subranges, which include:

Chic-Chocs (Quebec)
Notre Dame Mountains (Quebec)
Long Range (Newfoundland)
Longfellow Mountains (Maine)
White Mountains (New Hampshire)
Green Mountains (Vermont)
New England Uplands (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts)

The Appalachians cover a wide region that has been home to humans for thousands of years. Countless groups called the mountains home, long before the arrival of European settlers.

Some of these major groups include the Muscogee, Cherokee, Catawba, Tutelo, Shawnee, Moneton, Monacan, Sappony, Manahoac, Massawomeck, Osage, Susquehannoc, Piscataway, Lenape, Haudenosaunee, Mohican, Pocumtuc, Wabanaki, Abenaki, Arosaguntacook, Penobscot, Wolastokuk, Mi’kmaq, Huron-Wendat, Innus, and Beothuk, among countless others.

Interestingly, perhaps the earliest European settlement in the Appalachian Mountains was around 1000 CE, when Vikings settled briefly at L’Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland. Although this settlement was somewhat short lived, it perhaps had some historical connection to the tales told in some of the Icelandic sagas.

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One Reply to “2023 Rainbow Family Gathering”

  1. Exciting! Family here in leflore county. We’re on 5 acres and would love to offer a spot to crash on the way or any kind of staging. Also if anyone hears anything about the regional in Texas this October I could use some update. I dont use FB, ig etc so Its hard for me to stay updated so if anyone needs help, can help please let me know oddfellowjones gmail

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