Wampanoag

The Wampanoag Native Americans Beliefs

Kiehtan  This means “Great Spirit” or the Creator (God.) Kehtannit is a divine spirit with no human or gender form or attributes and is never personified in Wampanoag folklore. Nikommo  Benevolent little people of the...

Thanksgiving and Native American Wisdom

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving ? Sarah Josepha Hale, of Massachusetts, and editor of the popular magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book, campaigned for a national Thanksgiving Day to promote unity, and on October 3, 1863, during...

Native American Heritage Stories

 mitákuye oyás’iŋ, which translates literally as “all my relatives.” This  Lakota phrase reflects the belief that we, as human beings, are related to everything and everyone—from huge cottonwood trees to the cool wind, and from...