Vineyard Gazette
The first powwow to be held on Gay Head since the days of King Philip took place in that town last night, and the flavor and spirit of those ancient days was revived so far as possible when Loren
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Wampanoag history
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Vineyard Gazette
To assure that the identity of the Vineyard’s Indians, their history, culture and tribal lands will be preserved, a Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head was organized on Saturday, and Mrs.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Wampanoag history

2024

A six-foot long cape covered with gray turkey feathers sits triumphantly inside a glass box at the Aquinnah Cultural Center. It may be the first of its kind to be created in over 400 years.

Tribal leadership maintains it has aboriginal rights to any dead whales that beach along the shores of Noepe — the Wampanoag name for Martha’s Vineyard. Retaining that right has remained a priority for members, who have traditionally made use of whale meat, fat, bones and baleen.

The journey to Aquinnah was two-fold: a tow by sea to the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard in Vineyard Haven, and then a land transport up-Island.

Its scientific name is Codium fragile, but for many beachcombers across the Island the invasive macroalgae goes by a more ominous title: dead man’s fingers.

2023

The race for the tribal council at-large seat for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will go to a run-off this weekend after November’s election resulted in a tie.

Wampum jewelry, children’s art, pottery, headwear, and handicrafts filled Aquinnah town hall this weekend for the 4th Annual Aquinnah Artisans Holiday Fair.

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