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Nauset Tribe

The Nauset Indians were a small Algonquian tribe of Massachusetts, allies of the Wampanoag and speakers of a dialect of the Wampanoag (or Massachusett) language. They have also been known as the Cape Cod Indians or the Cape Indians. The Nausets do not exist as a distinct tribe today. After colonization they merged together with their neighbors the Wampanoag. Most Nauset descendants belong to one of the two Wampanoag tribes today, while others live in nearby communities in Massachusetts.

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Nauset Language Tree:
    Theories about Nauset language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wampanoag Language:
    Our resources about the Wampanoag language, including Nauset.

Nauset Culture and History Links

The Nauset Indians:
    A Nauset tribal history.
Nauset Tribe History:
    Article on the Nauset tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
The Nauset Archaeological District - Eastham:
    Information about Nauset archaeology.
Wikipedia: Nausets: * Britannica: Nauset People:
    Encyclopedia articles on the Nauset Indians.
Four Directions: Nauset:
    Timeline and links about Nauset history.

Books for sale on the Nauset Indians
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Spirit of the New England Tribes: Indian History and Folklore:
    Book of oral traditions from several Northeastern tribes, including the Nauset.
Wood's Vocabulary of Massachusett:
    Massachusett dictionary for sale.
People of the Breaking Day:
    Illustrated children's book about traditional Wampanoag life.

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Nauset Tribe:
Nauset links page.

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