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    Wampanoag People

    Darius Coombs, Wampanoag and Eastern Woodlands director at Plimoth Patuxet, discussed the culture of the Wampanoag people who lived in the Plymouth area prior to the arrival of the…

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    Religion and the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Founded in the early 17th century, the Massachusetts Bay Colony had a predominately Puritan population who governed from the basis of their beliefs. Richard Pickering of Plimoth Plantation…

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    Women and Colonial Law

    “Coverture” is a legal term giving sole authority over a woman to her father, and then her husband at the time of marriage. Catherine Allgor, president of the Massachusetts Historical…

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