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Wampanoag Culture and History

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.

Our Wampanoag Websites

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

Tribal and Community Links

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah):
    Homepage of the Massachusetts tribe, with Wampanoag history, customs, folklore, and political information.
Pokanoket Tribe:
    Homepage of the Pokanoket Wampanoags of Rhode Island.
Nipmuc Nation:
    Home page 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 Massachuset:
    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:
    Tribal 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 Clothing Styles * Indian Clothing * Beaded Headbands * Native American Hair:
    Images of Mohegan and Wampanoag traditional costume.
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.
Ken-nup-mus-si-tac:
    Memorial for a Mashpee Wampanoag man, Quick Foot.
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.
Mwalim:
    Music and writings from a Black-Wampanoag artist.
Native American Art:
    Information, photographs 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.
Chief Massasoit:
    Biography and family tree of the Wampanoag leader.
Native Trail: John Peters * Slow Turtle:
    Memorials for the Mashpee Wampanoag medicine man John Slow Turtle Peters.

Wampanoag Genealogy

Ancestor Search:
    Online lookup of Wampanoag and other Indian records through the Archives genealogy service.
Wampanoag Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Wampanoag Indian descendants.
Native American Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Wampanoag and other American Indian ancestors.

Books for sale on the Wampanoag

Wood's Vocabulary of Massachusett:
    Massachusett dictionary for sale.
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.
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.
Children of the Morning Light:
    Lovely collection of Wampanoag legends.
Restitution:
    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.

Links, References, and Additional Information

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



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