Indians of Massachusetts

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== Reservations  ==
== Reservations  ==
*Gay Head Reservation
*Hassenamisco Reservation
*Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
*Wampanoag Reservation
*Wampanoag Reservation

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Name of Massachusetts originates from an Indian word meaning "at or about the great hill"

The following list of tribes is compiled from:

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.  Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institutuion, Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #30 1907.
  • Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #145


Tribes and Bands of Massachusetts

Mahican, Massachuset, Nauset, Nipmuc, Pennacook, Pocomtuc, Wampanoag 


  • Gay Head Reservation
  • Hassenamisco Reservation
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
  • Wampanoag Reservation

Family History Library

Web Sites

See also:

Massachusetts-History for a calendar of events

Massachusetts_Military for a list of forts