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The Wampanoag environment in Massachusetts
Q: I need to find out how living in Massachusetts
influenced the Wampanoag's
culture. If you could help I would appreciate it.
A: People's cultures depend on the environment
they live in. In ancient times, all of Massachusetts
was a big forest. The Wampanoag people used the large
trees from the forest to make dugout canoes. They also
used wood and bark to make their houses. They
harvested plants that grow in Massachusetts, such as
pumpkins, squash, beans, and Indian corn, and they
hunted animals that live in Massachusetts, such as
deer, turkeys, and fish. They also made their clothes
from deerskin, and they made jewelry from the shells
they found on the Massachusetts coast.
You can learn more about the Wampanoags (including
clothing, games played by the children, and how
Wampanoag people live today) at our website
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