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  "Wild Horse". Native American Art & History. Native people tribe. Wampanoag
Wampanoag location was Southeastern Massachusetts between the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island to the western end of Cape Cod.
In 1600 the Wampanoag probably were as many as 12,000 with 40 villages divided roughly between 8,000 on the mainland and another 4,000 on the off-shore islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
The island communities of Wampanoag on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket maintained a population near 700 until a fever in 1763 killed two-thirds of the Nantucket.
www.american-native-art.com /publication/wampanoag/wampanoag.html   (512 words)

 Wampanoag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ‘’wetu’’ was the round or oval Wampanoag wigwam.
With the exception of the Wampanoag groups on the coastal islands, who had stayed neutral through the war, the Wampanoag of the mainland were resettled with the Saconnet, or brought, together with the Nauset, into the praying towns in Barnstable County.
The Wampanoag on Nantucket Island were almost completely destroyed by an unknown plague in 1763; the last Nantucket died in 1855.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wampanoag   (4417 words)

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The Wampanoag in Mashpee are currently appealing a case decided in 1979 in which the courts refused to recognize them.
Say: The Wampanoag lived close to the Atlantic Ocean (point to the eastern shore of Massachusetts) during the warm summer months and then traveled inland into the forests during the winter to escape the cold wind from the ocean.
After the Wampanoag men cleared the fields, it was usually the women that planted the corn.The soil was loosened with a hoe made from a clam shell.
www.cstone.net /~bcp/K/KDHistory.htm   (3640 words)

The Wampanoags were decimated by as much as 90% by the epidemics brought to this country by the Europeans in 1617-1619.
The Wampanoag and the Nauset were on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island; the Massachuset had settlements along Massachusetts Bay; the Nipmuc were in central Massachusetts; the Pocomtuck lived in the northwest; the Pennacook were near the New Hampshire border; and the Mahican were in the Berkshire area.
The Wampanoag and Narragansett were traditional rivals, and each tribe viewed the settlers as potential allies against the other.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/nativeamericans/wampanoag.htm   (2266 words)

 Facts for Kids: Wampanoag Indians (Massachusett Indians, Naticks, Nantuckets, Wampanoags)
We encourage students and teachers to visit our main Wampanoag page for in-depth information about the tribe, but here are our answers to the questions we are most often asked by children, with Wampanoag pictures and links we find suitable for all ages.
Wampanoag men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families.
Wampanoag women had long hair, but men often wore their hair in the Mohawk style or shaved their heads completely except for a scalplock (one long lock of hair on top of their heads.) Wampanoag warriors also painted their faces, and sometimes decorated their bodies with tribal tattoos.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/wampanoag_kids.htm   (1358 words)

 Wampanoag. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Wampanoag were sometimes referred to as the Pokanoket, from the name of their principal village.
The Wampanoag were harried almost out of existence, the remnant consolidating with the Saconnet.
The Wampanoag were of the Eastern Woodlands culture area (see under Natives, North American).
www.bartleby.com /65/wa/Wampanoa.html   (229 words)

 The Wampanoag
Today's Wampanoag Indians in Massachusetts can be separated into 5 groups, with the Mashpee Indian Tribe on Cape Cod and the Gay Head Wampanoag's on Martha's Vineyard being the largest groups, followed by the Assonet (from New Bedford to Rehoboth), the Herring Pond (from Wareham to Middleboro), and the Nemasked (Middleboro).
The Mashpee Wampanoags are recognized by the state of Massachusetts, but are still being refused federal recognition, have the largest number of people with more than 600 members living in Mashpee, Massachusetts, and more than 1,200 members in total.
The Mashpee Wampanoag are widely known for their 4th of July Powwow when Wampanoags and Native Americans from all New England tribes "come home" for the Native American celebration.
www.snowwowl.com /peoplewampanoag.html   (1503 words)

In late June a Wampanoag was killed near the English settlement at Swansea, and the King Philip's War (1675-76) began.
Except for the villages on the off-shore islands which had remained neutral, the surviving mainland Wampanoag after the war were relocated with the Sakonnet or mixed with the Nauset in Praying Villages in western Barnstable County.
The Wampanoag community on Martha's Vineyard has persisted to the present day, although the one on Nantucket was destroyed by an unknown epidemic in 1763.
www.tolatsga.org /wampa.html   (4948 words)

 Hobbamock¹s Homesite at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the Wampanoag (Wampanoag) Homesite you will be learning about a different culture, so don't be afraid to ask the Native staff members to repeat something or to explain a word or idea if you don't understand.
Wampanoag oral history and European written sources are the two ways that we know about the Native People who lived in Patuxet (renamed Plymouth by the English) and the rest of the Wampanoag homeland.
The Wampanoag made “wetus” (houses) that were dome shaped and covered with bark or cattail reeds.These houses were suited for the climate and our lives here in the Northeast.
www.plimoth.org /visit/what/hobbamock.asp   (2550 words)

Wampanoag was the lead ship of this class.
From 22 February 1868 to 8 April, Wampanoag was deployed as flagship of the North Atlantic Fleet.
This drawing of the controversial steamer Wampanoag illustrates what was, for her time, the extraordinary amount of hull space devoted to machinery in this high-performance ship.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/w2/wampanoag-i.htm   (576 words)

 Wampanoag Language and the Wampanoag Indian Tribe (Massachusett, Natick, Massasoit, Nantucket, Pokanoket)
The language is no longer spoken in Wampanoag communities today, although some Wampanoag people are trying to revive it.
History: The Wampanoags are most famous for greeting and befriending the Pilgrims in 1620, bringing them corn and turkey to help them through the difficult winter and starting a Thanksgiving tradition that is still observed today.
As more British colonists arrived in Massachusetts, they began displacing the Wampanoags from their traditional lands, particularly by plying Wampanoag men with alcohol and obtaining their signatures on land sale documents while they were drunk.
www.native-languages.org /wampanoag.htm   (387 words)

 Wampanoag Indians
The Wampanoag became more active as a tribe during the 1960's and 1970's as Native Americans all over the country began to reassert their heritage.
Long before the Pilgrims landed in New England and settled in plymouth, the area was home to the Wampanoag, called "people of the dawn" because they lived in the east.
More information can be found on the Wampanoags and the impact on the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving in "Pilgrims" by Susan Moger, available through the Pilgrim Hall Museum.
pilgrims.net /native_americans   (871 words)

 Wampanoag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Wampanoag formerly occupied parts of the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard, and adjacent islands.  Nowadays, they reside in southeastern Massachusetts between the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island to the western end of Cape Cod.
Massasoit, the Wampanoag Chief, made a peace treaty with the English that was observed until his death in 1660. ; Wamsutta, (known as Alexander by the British), Massasoit's son, was charged with selling land that had been promised to the settlers.
The Wampanoag and Narraganset were almost exterminated.  Some survivors fled to the interior, while others joined their kinsmen on the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard where the people had remained neutral.  Disease and epidemics destroyed most of the Nantucket Indians, but mixed descendants survive to the present, particularly on Martha’s Vineyard.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/northamerica/wampanoagculture.html   (270 words)

 Wampanoag Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Wampanoag is the collective name of the indigenous people of southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island.
Supposedly there are approximately 4,000 Wampanoag, some living in the traditional homeland, some living where their jobs and lifestyles have taken them.
The current generation of Wampanoag are not only politically motivated, as evidenced through their participation in Native political events throughout North America, but are also keenly interested in cultural preservation.
www.fortunefamily.org /fortuneallengenealogy/indians.html   (581 words)

 Canku Ota - Dec. 2, 2000 - Wampanoag Tribal Member Is Teaching Her Native Language
It was Wopanaak — the Wampanoag language that hadn't been written or spoken for nearly 150 years.
The Wampanoags' legacy includes letters to the Massachusetts Legislature in the 1700s, pleading with lawmakers to keep white settlers from taking their land.
The Wampanoag are one of a number of American Indian tribes who are taking steps to revive or reclaim their language.
www.turtletrack.org /Issues00/Co12022000/CO_12022000_Wampanoag.htm   (749 words)

 WAMPANOAG FEDERATION AND BANDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Massasoit alias Asamequin or Osamequin(Yellow Feather), Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe of Indians at the time of the Landing of the English at Plymouth, born 1580, died 1661.
She became the wife of the Black Sachem, Tuspaquin, Chief of the Assawompsett Wampanoag and Nemaket, and a Sagamore of the Federation.
Caunbitant or Corbitant, Sachem of Pocasset or Mettapoiset Wampanoag, whose territory was Swansea, Somerset and Fall River in Massachusetts and Tiverton in Rhode Island.
www.shire.net /flagman/wampanoag.htm   (3837 words)

 History & Culture
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is a popularly elected representative tribal government, whose meetings are open to all tribal members to encourage community involvement in all phases of economic and community development.
In April 1987 the Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc. received final determination from the Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizing the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) as a tribal government.
Traditionally, the Wampanoag people have been, and continue to be, self-reliant and independent, preferring hard work and subsistence to dependence on local, state, or federal governments.
www.mvy.com /islandinfo/historywampanoag.html   (420 words)

 The Wampanoag Indians : Bibliography
Territorial Subdivisions and Boundaries of the Wampanoag, Massachusett and Nauset Indians.
Travers, Milton A. The Wampanoag Indian Federation of the Algonquin Nation; Indian Neighbors of the Pilgrims.
Travers, Milton A. The Wampanoag Indian Tribute Tribes of Martha's Vineyard: The Story of the Capowacks of Nope, the Takemmy-Wampanoags, the Nunpaug-Wampanoags, the Aquinnah-Wampanoags of Catachukutcho (Gay Head Tribe), the Chappaquiddick-Wampanoags New Bedford, Mass.: M. Travers, c1960.
falcon.jmu.edu /~ramseyil/wampanoag.htm   (1813 words)

 Wampanoag Fishing Rights
On July 5, 1995, Michael Maxim and David Greene, Wampanoag Indians and natural descendants of the original American Indian inhabitants of the region known as Cape Cod, Massachusetts, were gathering clams by hand and rake in the area known as Little Buttermilk Bay in the Town of Bourne.
Appellants Michael Maxim and David Greene, Wampanoag persons, were exercising these rights at the time of their citation by officials of the Town of Bourne for violating a "recreational shellfishing" regulation.
The record shows that the Commonwealth did not argue, let alone establish that applying "recreational" restrictions to Wampanoag shellfishing in the circumstances of this case is in any way "appropriate," "essential," or even useful for the preservation of soft-shell clams or any other species of shellfish.
www.nativeweb.org /pages/legal/wampanoag/index.html   (1034 words)

 USN Ships--USS WAMPANOAG (1867-1885)
USS Wampanoag, a 4215-ton steam frigate, was laid down at the New York Navy Yard in 1863 as part of a Civil War program of large, very fast, steam cruisers.
Wampanoag ran trials in February 1868, reaching speeds in excess of 17 knots, a very high figure for that time.
In 1874, the ship was refitted for use as storeship at the New London Naval Station, Connecticut, where she remained until sold in February 1885.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-w/wampnoag.htm   (404 words)

 Mashpee Wampanoag tribal recognition
The short-staffed Bureau of Indian Affairs, reviewing the Mashpee Wampanoag petition for federal recognition for six years, is ordered by an impatient federal court to issue a preliminary ruling on the matter.
David Hendricks, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, was shot dead on Route 130 by police Sgt. David Mace.
Though the Mashpee Wampanoag Pow Wow is a homecoming celebration for tribe members, for years it has drawn thousands of nontribal visitors.
www.capecodonline.com /special/tribalrecog   (329 words)

 The Wampanoag Indians: A Thanksgiving Lesson (lesson-plan)
The Wampanoags experienced difficult times during the beginning of the 1600s when they were attacked by a warring tribe to the north; they were also devastated by a series of epidemics that killed many of their people – all but one of the Patuxet Wompanoag tribe.
Because the Wampanoags, like most Native Americans, had no concept of owning land, it was most likely just a sign of goodwill.
The Wampanoags also probably found no harm in signing such a pact with a group of people who seemed so harmless and inept; after all, the white settlers were struggling just to stay alive.
www.teachervision.fen.com /thanksgiving/lesson-plan/3358.html   (408 words)

 Wampanoag Indians - Boston Children's Museum
Children's Museum and Wampanoag Indian Advisors jointly offer this website to help educators present the history of Wampanoag people with accuracy and respect.
We recognize that an appropriate understanding of Wampanoag culture, history, and heritage must come from the voices of Wampanoag people.
The logo for the website is explained by Wampanoag advisor, Jessie 'little doe' Fermino: "The four colors on the Medicine Wheel represent the four races of people.
www.bostonkids.org /educators/wampanoag/index.htm   (351 words)

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