Wampanoag Tribes

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah
20 Black Brook Road
Aquinnah, MA 02535-1546
Phone: 1.508.645.9265
Fax: 1.508.645.3790

History[edit | edit source]

Original homelands: northern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, and offshore islands

Linquistic: Algonquian

Leaders: Massasoit, Mashpee,

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1621: Massasoit befriends the Pilgrims.

1676: King Philip's War; many Indians sent to Deer Island and some were sold as slaves in the West Indies.

1700s: Many placed on reservations called "plantations" (Gay Head on Martha's Vineyard and Mashpee on Cape Cod)

1833-1835: Mashpee Revolt initiates self-government for Native Americans

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Wampanoag tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods.

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

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