People from someone’s family who lived in the past.


A large area where a group of people have lived for many generations.

Independent Tribal Community

A modern group of Indigenous people like the Wampanoag that governs itself by electing leaders to serve on a tribal council.


The first people to live in a place. Indigenous people like the Wampanoag lived across the Americas for thousands of years before it was named New England or America by Europeans.


“Pilgrim” is a popular term applied to all the Mayflower passengers and other English colonists who arrived in Plymouth in the 1620s.


People who buy and sell goods that people grow, collect, or make like animal furs, corn, or shell beads called wampum.


The Wampanoag are one of many nations of Indigenous people across the Americas whose ancestors lived here long before Europeans arrived. Today, Wampanoag people still live across parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.