Native American Culture

Lopez said she made her crafts in a variety of colors, which usually do not represent a certain tribe but reflect an individual's taste. Still, Wampanoags will often choose to wear purple.

"It represents the quahog shell that we get from our waters," she said, adding that the shells were used as a monetary unit.

"We lived off the water, we lived off the land," she said of the Wampanoags.

Organizers estimated that more than 400 people attended the pow-wow.

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