Indigenous peoples lived on Cape Cod for at least ten thousand years.
The historic Algonquian-speaking Wampanoag were the native people encountered by the English colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century. The Wampanoag tribe also controlled considerable coastal area. They were one of the several Algonquian-speaking tribes in what are now considered Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Wampanoag tribe has its own government, laws, police, and other services, just like a small country. The Wampanoag are also US citizens
In 2014 the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe consists of more than 2600 enrolled members.
The meaning of the name Wampanoag is “Easterners.”
The correct pronunciation of Wampanoag ~ is either wamp-a-NO-ag or WAMP-ah-nog (wamp rhymes with “stomp)l
SAVE THE DATE
97TH ANNUAL MASHPEE WAMPANOAG POWWOW
JULY 6TH, 7TH & 8TH 2018
@ Cape Cod Fairgrounds, East Falmouth
The Powwow is a traditional celebration of Mashpee Wampanoag culture featuring Native American dancing, drumming, games, food, art, jewelry, wampum, gifts, crafts and clothing.
The Museum contains displays of ancient artifacts and other Native American heirlooms that form a chronological commentary on life among the Wampanoag tribe for thousands of years. Displays include a variety of tools, baskets, hunting and fishing implements, weapons and domestic utensils. The focal point in the exhibits is a large diorama depicting a typical scene from an early Wampanoag settlement.
414 Main St
Mashpee, MA 02649