Father and son Jim and Asa Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag, demonstrate the Calumet, a dance typically done at Wampanoag Nation gatherings to give thanks.

Dancers celebrate Wampanoag culture

The Concord Museum celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a special family program featuring the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers. 

Mashpee Wampanoag demonstrate the Calumet, a dance typically done at Wampanoag Nation gatherings to give thanks.

Hailing from the communities of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Cape Cod and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha’s Vineyard, the group shared stories of Wampanoag history and contemporary culture and led Eastern Social Songs and Dances.

Kitty Hendricks-Miller, Mashpee Wampanoag, and Jim Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag, join hands in a pair dance.

The Museum’s education center was brimming with families of all ages who jumped up to participate in the dances. The program culminated with the entire audience dancing through the education center and outside into the Museum’s courtyard.

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