US history

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

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Students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language. Continue reading

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