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n. pl. Wampanoag or Wam·pa·no·ags
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, with a present-day population in this same area.
2. The Algonquian language of the Wampanoag, a variety of Massachusett.

[Narragansett, those of the east.]

Wam′pa·no′ag′ adj.


(ˌwɑm pəˈnoʊ æg)

n., pl. -ags, (esp. collectively) -ag.
1. a member of an American Indian people of SE Massachusetts.
2. the dialect of Massachusett, now extinct, spoken by the Wampanoags.
[1670–80, Amer.; < Narragansett, = Proto-Algonquian *wa·pan(w)- dawn + *-o·w- person of + *-aki pl. suffix, i.e., easterners]
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Noun1.Wampanoag - a member of the Algonquian people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts who greeted the PilgrimsWampanoag - a member of the Algonquian people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts who greeted the Pilgrims
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
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The state Commission on Indian Affairs recognizes 11 tribes and bands, all connected with three major tribes--the Wampanoags, Nipmucs and Ponkapoags.
From the beginning, they needed to scrounge and exploit the native Wampanoags.
A irma descreve o fato de os brancos quererem expulsar os indios de suas terras, dentro da propria reserva indigena, depois de serem recebidos pelos indios e tratados como amigos ali, como os peregrinos agiram com os Wampanoags e com os indigenas em geral.
Whose Puritan prophets predicted a Doomsday While murdering the Narragansetts, The Wampanoags, the Nausets, and the Nipmucks America Even your energy source is dead animals Your fossil fuel emissions are leading to extinction Your millions are homeless, and hungry and you say Let Them Die
The original treaty agreed to by the English Pilgrims and Wampanoags in 1620 remained largely effective at maintaining the peace until 1660.
In fact, for some years after the arrival of the English in Massachusetts, Massasoit of the Wampanoags tried mightily to establish a balanced relationship with the English but the effort finally collapsed as English strength grew and Wampanoag strength diminished especially against their enemies, the Narragansetts, the Mohegans, and the Pequots.
In the late 1920s and 1930s some Wampanoags joined public celebrations on Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
We can only guess what the Wampanoags must have thought when they first saw the strange ships of the Pilgrims arriving on their shores.
Richter highlight similar trends, but also reveal how they surfaced in the colonial Northeast, where, for instance, Wampanoags seized the opportunity to drive disease-weakened Narragansetts from their territory.
In popular culture, Philip's death, for example, was the centerpiece of one of the most successful plays of the 19th century, John Augustus Stone's Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags, premiering in New York in 1829.
Using texts produced by the Mohegans, the Narragansetts, Natick, the Pequots, and the Wampanoags, the contributors of the accompanying essays explain the continuity of expression from pre-contact days through contemporary encounters with English.
Winslow marched out of the encampment to meet the tribal chief of the Wampanoags, a man named Massasoit, armed only with a sword, a few gifts and a cauldron of what the colonists called "strong water".