Around my neck of the woods, the first people to have contact with the Pilgrims who landed in North America were the Wampanoags. But before we give credit to whom and why, the Indigenous people were infected with yellow fever. Too many to count died. This devastation was not forgotten hence it took three months of observing the Pilgrims on the coast of Massachusetts Bay in 1620, before the Wampanoags approached them. The rest is history.
The Wampanoag tribe is alive and well in Mashpee, Massachusetts. They are going through our court system, trying to get back some of the lands that were taken from them. Please learn about them and sign their petition and contribute to their cause.