Our core families are Brown, Curtis, Epps, Freeman, Handy, Healis and Rocker. We have over 325 enrolled members, but estimate over 500 Chappaquiddick are within these families. All other family names are branches from these seven. Every core tribal family has had representation on our tribal council and/or has participated in projects or land claim cases.
Today, Chappaquiddick people live on Martha’s Vineyard, the larger island adjacent to Chappaquiddick Island, the mainland in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (both are ancestral homelands of the Wampanoag Nation), Connecticut, New York and throughout the United States
The Chappaquiddick Wampanoag believe in the cycle of life. That coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success. It is our duty to act upon these beliefs.
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