Excerpt from Four American Indians: King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola; A Book for Young Americans
The Wampanoags were a tribe Of Indians whose homes were in what is now southeastern Massachusetts and in Rhode Island east of Narragansett Bay. A few of them, also, lived on the large islands farther south, Nan tucket and Martha's Vineyard.
Three centuries ago Massasoit, Philip's father, was the grand Sachem, or ruler, of the Wampanoags. His people did not form one united tribe. They had no states, cities, and villages, with governors, mayors, and aldermen, as we have. Nor did they live in close relations with one another and vote for common officers.
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