The Nauset people, sometimes referred to as the Cape Cod Indians, were a Native American tribe, who lived in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They lived east of Bass River and lands occupied by their closely-related neighbors, the Wampanoag.
Nauset, also called Cape Indian, any member of an Algonquian-speaking Native North American tribe that occupied most of what is now Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.
Speculation for the logo has been that in building Cummaquid (originally Chummaquid, the Indian name for Sandy Neck and meaning Long Point ), many arrowheads were discovered buried in the land.
Western Massachusetts was originally settled by Native American societies, including the Pocumtuc, Nonotuck Mohawk, Nipmuc, and Mohican.
The name Sippewissett comes from the Wampanoag language, meaning “ little cove” or “little river.”
The Wampanoag are one of many Nations of people all over North America who were here long before any Europeans arrived, and have survived until today. Our name, Wampanoag, means People of the First Light. In the 1600s, we had as many as 40,000 people in the 67 villages that made up the Wampanoag Nation.
The native inhabitants of the region around Plymouth Colony were the various tribes of the Wampanoag people, who had lived there for some 10,000 years before the Europeans arrived. Soon after the Pilgrims built their settlement, they came into contact with Tisquantum, or Squanto, an English-speaking Native American.
Mashpee is the largest Indian reservation set aside in Massachusetts, and is located on Cape Cod.
Woods Hole as a Scientific Center (1871-present) The early settlers gave the name ”Hole” to inlets or to passages between the islands, such as “Robinson’s Hole” between Naushon and Pasque Islands, or “Quick’s Hole” between Pasque and Nashawena Islands, and Woods’ Hole between the mainland and Nonamesset Island.
The Wampanoag were the first people of Noepe. The ancestors of Wampanoag people have lived for at least 10,000 years at Aquinnah (Gay Head) and throughout the island of Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard), pursuing a traditional economy based on fishing and agriculture.
The Wampanoag have lived in southeastern Massachusetts for more than 12,000 years. They are the tribe first encountered by Mayflower Pilgrims when they landed in Provincetown harbor and explored the eastern coast of Cape Cod and when they continued on to Patuxet (Plymouth) to establish Plymouth Colony.
Massachusetts has two federally recognized tribes.
This land is the territory of the Massachusett and their neighbors the Wampanoag, and Nipmuc Peoples, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations. Today, Boston is home to thousands of Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work here.
English lawyer, explorer, and privateer Bartholomew Gosnold came up with the name Cape Cod because of the bountiful cod fish in the waters. Gosnold also named the Elizabeth Islands after the queen back home and Martha’s Vinyard after his infant daughter, who had passed away.
A Wampanoag home was called a wetu. Families erected these dwellings at their coastal planting grounds and lived in them throughout the growing season.
Hyannis (and Wianno, a section of Osterville) derived its distinctive name from Iyannough, a kindly 17thcentury Wampanoag sachem, or chief, of the Mattakeese tribe. Its Village Green is marked by a bronze Iyannough statue. Hyannis is the Cape’s mercantile, transportation and business hub.