What was the pilgrims house made out of?
They made a substance called daub, similar to modern-day plaster. This mixture of clay, wet soil, grasses, and water was used on interior walls to insulate and provide a smooth surface.
What were the Wampanoags houses like?
They lived in villages of small round houses called wetus, or wigwams. Here is a website with some wetu pictures. Each Wampanoag village was built around a central square used for councils and ceremonies. Today, Native Americans only build a wigwam for fun or to connect with their heritage, not for shelter.
What did the Wampanoags use as shelter?
A wetu is a domed hut, used by some north-eastern Native American tribes such as the Wampanoag. They provided shelter, sometimes seasonal or temporary, for families near the wooded coast for hunting and fishing.
What resources did the Wampanoag have?
Wampanoags had a plentiful source of water. Some came from underground springs, but our main source of water was the rivers and lakes in the Massipee area.
What did the Wampanoag use to build their houses?
In the spring, the Wampanoag gathered saplings (young trees) to build frames for the houses. The men prepared the saplings by peeling off their bark; the bark was then split andused to secure the frame of the house. The frame of a small house required about 40 saplings, while a large house might take up to 200.
What kind of clothing did the Wampanoag Indians wear?
They bent the tops of the flexible, slender twigs or branches. Wampanogs sometimes wore a beaded headband with a feather or two in it. Wampanoag women would dress in skirts that went down to about their knees, and the men wore breechcloths with leather pant legs tied on. Women usually had long head.
How did the Wampanoag Tribe connect with Mother Earth?
When they went to gather what they needed from the Earth to build their homes, they connected with Mother Earth and gave thanks for what they gathered. A Wampanoag home was called a wetu. Families erected these dwellings at their coastal planting grounds and lived in them throughout the growing season.
Where did the word Wampanoag come from and what does it mean?
Wampanoag means “Easterners” or literally “People of the Dawn.”. The word Wapanoos was first documented on Adriaen Block’s 1614 map, which was the earliest European representation of Wampanoag territory.