The Wampanoags

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The Wampanoag tribe lived in our area at the time of the Pilgrims and long before.  Known as The People of the First Light or People of the Dawn, they lived closely with the land and water.  Your child is eager to tell you about their homes…a wetu in the summer and a longhouse in the winter, their crops, especially the three sisters (also known as corn, beans and squash) and of course their daily life.  Enjoy the YouTube video on campers learning to make a dugout canoe the Wampanoags called a mishoon.