Linda Jeffers Coombs

The Wampanoag and the Arrival of the Pilgrims

Linda Jeffers Coombs, author and historian, discusses the Wampanoag’s experience with the pilgrims’ arrival as well as the effects of an epidemic that swept through and devastated the region just before the pilgrims arrived.

[Recorded February 4, 2021.]

[Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1857-06). Massasoit and his warriors (]

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      Linda Jeffers Coombs is an author and historian from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and program director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center (

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