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Territories of Nauset and neighboring tribes
Total population
Extinct as a tribe
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Massachusetts)
an Eastern Algonquian language
Indigenous religion
Related ethnic groups
Other Algonquian peoples

The Nauset people or Cape Cod Indians were a Native American tribe of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They were part of the Northeastern Woodlands Culture. Their language was part of the Algonquian language family. Their neighbors were the Wampanoag. Natives ate seafood and the Three Sisters (corn, squash and beans). This was one of the first tribes that European colonists visited. The Pilgrim's Mayflower ship made contact with the Nauset people. The Nauset often allied with colonists. Many also became Christians. They intermarried with other tribes. The tribe no longer exists today.[1][2] The Nauset Archaeological District is a Naitonal Historic Landmark. Samuel de Champlain created a map. In it, he described the Nauset Natives in the Nauset harbor.[3]

A 1605 map showing Nauset Harbor lined with the wigwams of the Nauset tribe.

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  1. "Nauset | people | Britannica". Retrieved 2022-08-05.
  2. Retrieved 2022-08-05. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Wellfleet, Mailing Address: 99 Marconi Site Road; ranger, MA 02667 Phone: 508-255-3421 To speak to a park; Us, call 508-255-3421 for visitor information Contact. "The Nauset Archaeological District - Eastham - Cape Cod National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved 2022-08-05.