When pop star Lizzo took the stage at the People’s Choice Awards on Dec. 6, she shared her spotlight with a member of the Chappaquiddick tribe of the Wampanoag Indian Nation.
A strong sense of local history was omnipresent as local Wampanoag leaders at an Indigenous People's Day event at Felix Neck spoke about the painful history of colonialism and genocide that the tribe has endured.


As a general contractor based on Chappaquiddick, Richard S. Knight Jr. recognizes that the Vineyard will inevitably reach a point where all the land is accounted for and there is no more room to build.

"We're an Island, and there's only a finite amount of land left, so eventually we'll hit buildout," Mr. Knight said. "Sooner or later, it's going to come. And I think we're coming down to the end of it."


“Yea, those of the Isles of Capawack sent to make friendship.” With these words, Governor Bradford, recording in his history, “Of Plimouth Planta­tion”, a moral triumph over the sur­rounding savages, singles out for men­tion by name the most dreaded tribe under Massasoit, Sachem of the Warmanoag, of southern Massachusetts.


The first introduction of Methodism on this island was subsequent to the Revolutionary war. The Baptists then had a flourishing society, chiefly consisting of residents of Tisbury, but numbering some from other towns on the island. The Congregationalists were here from the earliest settlement, and were often spoken of as “the standing order.”


We learn that two or three slaves, fresh from the South, were in town last week. They were conveyed to New Bedford by one of the colored residents of Chapaquidic.