Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Plimoth Plantation Part Two
The Wampanoag Homesite is located on the banks of the Eel River. The replica of the 17th-century Wampanoag village depicts how they lived along the coast during the growing season; planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and reeds for making mats and baskets.
a mishoon - the Wampanoag word for boat - using fire as a tool to hollow out a tree.
The staff in the Wampanoag Homesite are not role players. They are all Native People - either Wampanoag or from other Native Nations - and they are dressed in historically accurate clothing, mostly made of deerskin. They speak from a modern perspective about Wampanoag history and culture.
There are different kinds of homes including a mat-covered wetu, the Wampanoag word for house, and a bark-covered long house or nush wetu, meaning a house with three fire pits inside.
The Eel River