Browsing the "Wampanoag" Tag

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Exploring Crater Lake and Mt. Shasta’s Native Legends

About ten years ago, I took a touristy train ride through the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina. I expected to sit back, look at the beautiful scenery, and listen to a man with a folksy, southern twang tell me about the area’s early settlers and logging history. What I didn’t expect was a stop […]

August 20th

Thanksgiving From the Wampanoag Tribe’s Perspective

In the United States, we trace our Thanksgiving celebration to an autumn feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.  We are told the story of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth on the Mayflower.  We know about their harsh first winter and the fact that many of them died.  But after some hard work, the […]

November 27th