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The name Massachusetts originates from an Indian word meaning "at or about the great hill"


Tribes and Bands of Massachusetts

The following list of tribes and bands of American Indians who have lived in Massachusetts has been compiled from Hodge's Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico...[1] and Swanton's Indian Tribes of North America[2].

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


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

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See Also:

Massachusetts-History for a calendar of events

Massachusetts_Military for a list of forts


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