The Wampanoag Tribe of Chappaquiddick
The Wampanoag Tribe of Chappaquiddick continues to be a functioning Tribal community, living on and stewarding our unceded homelands for over 12,000 years.
We are the only Chappaquiddick Wampanoag Tribe whose members live on Chappaquiddick and across Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard). Acknowledged by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Historic Tribe, our ancestral homelands include Chappaquiddick, Cape Poge, Katama, present day Edgartown, Muskeget Island and Nantucket.
We acknowledge the entirety of the Island of Martha's Vineyard as Wôpanâak lands. We continue to care for all the living creations of Maushop, which in reciprocity care for us. The Chappaquiddick and Aquinnah Wampanoag communities have continued to protect our natural resources and live sustainably with Ahkee, practicing our hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights.
The preservation of land, culture and ceremony are intertwined with being the Wampanoag stewards of this land since time immemorial.
photo by Kendall Robinson