They carried on their culture this way. As people moved up from the Old South Road section of Aquinnah to the center, their "meeting house" came with them. They tell the story of the past hundred million years one colorful layer at a time. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head is governed by an elected eleven-member council. When Moshup envisioned Europeans coming to his fishing grounds, he is said to have left Aquinnah.
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Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
The government took into trust on behalf of the tribe acres of Tribal Lands purchased acres private and approximately acres common lands. Now the Cliffs are protected as a National Historic Landmark: All but one of the men were Aquinnah Wampanoag. The City of Columbus, a foot luxury steamship, was going from Boston to Savannah when it crashed onto the shoals of Devil's Bridge during a tremendous storm. So important is Moshup that the main Aquinnah town road along the shore has been named after him.