a third grade project

The Rockin' Wampanoags


By: Emma and Liam

Wampanoags and Crafts

Wampanoag women have used colorful clay to make vases, cooking pots and jars for storing things. The clay comes from local river banks. The Wampanoag artists still make pottery like this today. The woman add crushed shells or stones to the clay. This is done because they don't want the clay to crack when it is fired. They wet the clay and knead it like bread. Then they use their hands to shape it or they put it on a potter's wheel to shape it. The traditional way to make pottery is to heat it in fire pits or bake it in the sun to preserve the bright colors. Today, many woman make pottery by heating it in ovens called kilns.

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Wampanoag Children and their Education by Marie McManus Brigham

Marie McManus Brigham

Children, Games, and Responsibilities by Marie McManus Brigham

Marie McManus Brigham

Wampanoag housing by Marie McManus Brigham

The Wampanoag Language

By: Derek Consigli

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The Wampanoags and Language by Marie McManus Brigham

Clothing by Tia and Rachel

The everyday clothing worn by the Wampanoags (The People of the First Light) before teh English Pilgrims arrived in 1620 was made primarily for warmth, movement and comfort. The clothing was made from animal skins, mostly deerskin from the white tail deer. Elk and moose were occasionally hunted beside the deer but because they were hard to find and scarce, moose and elk were probably more often traded for by the Wampanoags.

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Wampanoag Leadership by Marie McManus Brigham

The Wampanoags Make Tools and Weapons

By Jack, Hunter, Tanner and Cameron

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Wampanoag Tools and Weapons by Marie McManus Brigham