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Wampanoag Culture and History (Massachusett)

As a complement to our Wampanoag language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Wampanoag people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Wampanoag history is interesting and important, but the Wampanoags are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Wampanoag Websites

Wampanoag Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Wampanoag Indian language.
Wampanoag Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers for students and schools about Wampanoag culture.
Wampanoag Legends:
    Collection of Wampanoag Indian legends and folktales.

Tribal and Community Links

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) * Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe:
    Homepages of the Massachusetts tribes, with Wampanoag history, customs, folklore, and political information.
Pokanoket Tribe:
    Homepage of the Pokanoket Wampanoags of Rhode Island.
Nipmuc Nation:
    Homepage of the Massachusetts Nipmuc tribe, with history, news, and photographs.
Chappaquiddick Wampanoag Tribe:
    Homepage of the Chappaquiddick tribe of Martha's Vineyard.
Chappiquiddic Band of Massachusets:
    Website of this Pokanok Wampanoag band.

Wampanoag Geography

New England Tribal Map:
    Map of early Wampanoag and other New England Indian territory.
Massachusetts Indian Map * Rhode Island Indian Map:
    State maps showing the original lands of the Wampanoag Indians and their neighbors.

Wampanoag Lifestyle and Tradition

The Wampanoag Indian Tribe * Massachuset Indians * Wampanoag Culture * Wampanoag Indians:
    Articles on the Wampanoag tribe's history and culture.
Southern New England Costume * Indian Clothing Styles * Beaded Headbands * Native American Hair:
    Images of Mohegan and Wampanoag traditional clothes.
Wampanoag Houses in the 1600's:
    Pictures of a Wampanoag wetu (wigwam) house and how it was constructed.
Wampanoag Legends:
    Collection of Wampanoag Indian legends and folktales.
Native Trail: John Peters * Slow Turtle:
    Public memorials for a Mashpee Wampanoag medicine man.
Wampanoag Recipe:
    A traditional recipe for Wampanoag succotash, as well as a couple of early colonial recipes.
Native American Beliefs:
    Advice for people researching traditional Wampanoag religion and other American Indian spirituality.
Wampanoag Unit * A Thanksgiving Lesson Plan:
    Wampanoag lesson plans for schoolteachers.

Wampanoag Literature and Arts

Native American Authors: Wampanoag Tribe:
    Six Wampanoag authors, their lives and work.
Daryl Wixon Dunn:
    Music by the contemporary Wampanoag artist.
Ej Mills Brennan:
    Flute songs by a Mashpee Wampanoag musician.
    Music and writings from a Black-Wampanoag artist.
Native American Art:
    Information, photos and links about Wampanoag and other native art.
Wampanoag Basket Weaving:
    Photographs of traditional Wampanoag baskets being woven.

Wampanoag History and Biography

Wampanoag History:
    Tribal history of the Wampanoag.
The Treaty of New Plymouth Colony:
    Text of the 1621 treaty between the English and the Wampanoags.
Natick Historical Society: Nipmuc and Massachusett Tribes:
    History of the 17th-century "Praying Towns" of Native American converts in Massachusetts.
Massasoit Sachem * Massasoit Visits Plymouth * Chief Massassoit:
    Biographies and family tree of the Wampanoag leader Massasoit.
Four Directions: Massachuset * Four Directions: Wampanoag:
    Timelines and links about Wampanoag history.

Wampanoag Genealogy

Wampanoag Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Wampanoag Indian descendants.
Indians of Nantucket:
    History and genealogy of the Nantucket Wampanoag of Massachusetts.
Native American Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Wampanoag and other American Indian ancestors.

Wampanoag News and Issues

Trump administration revokes Mashpee reservation status * Mashpee Tribe continues to fight for its land:
    Mashpee Wampanoag casino request denied:
    Articles about the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's struggle for federal recognition and land rights.
Thanksgiving as a National Day of Mourning:
    The quest of an Aquinnah Wampanoag elder to reveal the whole story about the colonization of New England.

Books for sale on the Wampanoag Indians
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Dawnland Voices:
    A great anthology of writing by New England Native Americans, including several Wampanoag authors.
Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition:
    Picture book about a present-day Wampanoag boy and his family.
The Legend Of Katama: The Creation Story Of Dolphins:
    Picture book of a Wampanoag legend from Martha's Vineyard.
People of the Breaking Day * Tapenum's Day:
    Picture books about Wampanoag families in colonial times.
Squanto's Journey * Squanto and the First Thanksgiving * Squanto * Squanto: 1585-1622:
    Children's books about Squanto and the first Thanksgiving.
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale:
    1994 movie starring Adam Beach as Squanto. Respectful and suitable for kids.
Children of the Morning Light:
    Lovely collection of Wampanoag legends.
Wood's Vocabulary of Massachusett:
    Massachusett dictionary for sale.
King Philip's War * King Philip's War * The Name of War * The Red King's Rebellion:
    King Philip, Sovereign Chief of the Wampanoags:
    Books about Massachusett sachem Metacomet and the King Philip's War.
    History of the Mashpee, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot land claims in New England.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Wampanoags and Native Americans in general.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Encyclopedia article about the Wampanoag tribe.
   New Bedford Wampanoag: * Massachuset Tribe: * Wampanoag Tribe:* Wampanoag Resources:
   Massachusett Indian links pages.
   Los Wampanoag: * Pueblos Massachusett: * Los Massachuset: * Los Wampanoag:
   Information about the Wampanoag Indians in Spanish.

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