Sunday, December 2, 2007
Wampanoag Village,Plimoth MA
Wampanoag means "Eastern People" or "People of first light" The Wanpanoag people have lived in southeastern New England for over 12,000 years. Before 1616, there were approximately 50,000 Wanpanoag People in about 67 different villages in the Wampanoag territory. Between 1616 and 1618, a devastating plague, carried by Europeans , caused the deaths of many thousands of Wampanoag.
A Mishoon (dugout canoe) is made by burning and scraping an oak, pine or chestnut log.
The Wampanoag made houses called Wetuash, that were dome-shaped and covered with bark.