Iyannough (also Iyanough) was an American Indian sachem and leader of the Mattachiest (Mattakeese, a sub-group of the Wampanoag people) tribe of Cummaquid in the area of what is now Barnstable, Massachusetts. The village of Hyannis, the Wianno section of Osterville, and Iyanough Road (Route 132) are all named after him.
PLIMOTH PLANTATION: Go back in time and witness the Pilgrims and Native Americans cohabitated in Plimoth Plantation. This bicultural museum provides learning experience, programs and exhibits that teach about the people of the Wampanoag and discover concerns that affected the community throughout the years. Plimoth has programs for kids which include summer clubs and overnight sleepove The kids will normally choose either to have Wampanoag or Pilgrim experience.
WAMPANOAG INDIANS - The Wampanoag ("WAHM puh NOH ag") are a North American Indian tribe that lives in southeastern Massachusetts. In 1621, the Wampanoag and English Pilgrims joined in the first Thanksgiving festival to give thanks for a good harvest and for peace. The Pilgrims had settled within the Wampanoag territory in what is now Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The Pilgrims built their town in 1620 on the site of a Wampanoag town called Patuxet. From 1616-1618, many of the Wampanoag people who lived in Patuxet died from a plague that was probably carried by European fishermen and traders. Any survivors of the sickness probably left Patuxet for other villages. This devastating event made it easy for the English to lay claim to this Wampanoag land. IMAGE: Wampanoag man at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA