The Chappaquiddick people were one of the four tribute tribes on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The others were the Deep Bottom, Christiantown and the Gay Head (Aquinnah). Today, Chappaquiddick descendants are located mostly in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Recently the tribe was acknowledged as a historical band of the Wampanoag Indian Nation by the commission on Indian Affairs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Chappaquiddick Wampanoag believes in the cycle of life. That coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success that can only be bonded together by our Creator. It is the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag duty to act upon these beliefs. Recent efforts by the Chappaquiddick Tribal Council have resulted in tribal recognition as a non-profit organization in the state of Massachusetts. Present goals of the Tribe are: surveying and monitoring the burial sites of our ancestors in the environs of Chappaquiddick Island and preserving our language, culture and customs from the tragic and real possibility of extinction by developing programs of awareness for our children to carry on into the next seven generations.