our history

We are members of the Wampanoag Nation. Our homelands range from the Plymouth (Plimoth Colony) areas to the upper parts of Cape Cod (Bourne, Sandwich and Plymouth County). We have been here for thousands of years. We have fished these waters, cultivated these lands and raised our children here. We have been known over the years by many names…Patuxet, Herring Pond/Pondville, Manomet, Comassakumkanit and The Praying Indians on old English maps. But we are presently known today as the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe. We are the Plymouth tribe of Indians!

leadership

Troy Currence

Troy Currence

Medicine Man

Melissa (Harding) Ferretti

Melissa (Harding) Ferretti

Chairlady / President

Rodney Hunt Sr.

Rodney Hunt Sr.

Vice Chairman

Kathryn (Kitten) Hunt

Kathryn (Kitten) Hunt

Secretary / Treasurer

Lisa (Harding) Tedstone

Lisa (Harding) Tedstone

Tribal Council Member

Jennifer Harding

Jennifer Harding

Tribal Council Member

Lori (Harding) Wentworth

Lori (Harding) Wentworth

Tribal Council Member

ENROLLMENT / MEMBERSHIP

Hazel Currence or Kathleen H

Hazel Currence or Kathleen H

Enrollment / Membership

Kathleen Gately

Kathleen Gately

Enrollment / Membership

Jeannine Rhonda Hunt

Jeannine Rhonda Hunt

Enrollment / Membership

TRIBAL MEETINGS

COUNCIL AND GENERAL MEETINGS
2ND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT:
THE HERRING POND WAMPANOAG TRIBAL MEETINGHOUSE,
128 HERRING POND ROAD, PLYMOUTH, MA 02360

TRIBAL COUNCIL (QUARTERLY) MEETINGS
EXECUTIVE SESSION – 5:00 PM TO 5:30 PM

GENERAL (MONTHLY) MEETINGS
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

What's Going On At The Pond?

Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe of Plymouth receives a $100,000 operating support grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation!

https://indiancountrytoday.com/the-press-pool/herring-pond-wampanoag-tribe-of-plymouth-receives-a-100-000-operating-support-grant-from-the-nellie-mae-education-foundation-NauK1FUIDkeNjMuswRsUmA?fbclid=IwAR2gZ8LOSmx-vzBeJowko3O2Z4g1GtKiwO1hBfvVJIPyK_caNCxz-B1oUAY Grant to be used for long-term goal of expanding tribal education initiatives and sharing community-based knowledge News Release Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a one year $100,000 operating support grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation of Quincy, Massachusetts. The grant will support the continuing efforts of the Tribe’s mission to preserve, promote, and protect the cultural, spiritual and economic

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Chairwoman Ferretti and Medicine Man Troy Currence share their views in this article by Emily Clark…Pilgrims who sought freedom, denied same to Wampanoag

https://www.capecodtimes.com/in-depth/news/2020/11/24/pilgrims-sought-religious-freedom-then-denied-wampanoag/6354843002/?fbclid=IwAR3NdI7zacJ2aRhfVaF8c17BnDBb9UgwEj9YLWfnjEKdwMtXxpeNLoay69c LYMOUTH – Troy Currence, the Herring Pond Wampanoag medicine man, weighed a paradox in his head for likely the millionth time as he led the way to a memorial in Bourne. A metal plaque attached to a large rock announces it as the site of “the first meeting house for Indians” and one of the first Herring Pond Wampanoag burial grounds. About 400 years ago, a mysterious plague struck Patuxet, renamed Plymouth

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Tribal Elder Hazel Currence and Troy Currence Medicine Man of the Herring Pond Wampanoag share some words with Eryn Dion…This is America: A not-so-happy Thanksgiving

Eryn Dion USA TODAY https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/11/26/america-not-so-happy-thanksgiving/6355189002/ It’s Thanksgiving. Have you watched “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” yet? Perhaps the seasonal episode of “The Simpsons”? We got you early? Good. Time to hit pause. Welcome to the “This is America” newsletter centered on race, identity and how they shape our lives. I’m Eryn Dion, a journalist based in New England, a region known to unapologetically tout its place in American history.  This year marks the

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