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Plimoth Plantation and Wampanoag Village 

  • Compare and contrast the panoramas of historic Plimoth Plantation (1620-1627) with the panorama of the Wampanoag Village of the same period.

  • List the similarities and differences between the two communities: uses of the environment (forest, fields, and biota), farming methods (domesticated animals and plants; planting and harvesting techniques), spatial layout (enclosed, open; geometry), and community organization.

  • How do you account for the ultimate success of the Plimoth colony? What indicators are there of the ultimate fate of the Wampanoag village? Use the linked quotations to assist you in your interpretation. 

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Plimoth Plantation panorama
Plimoth Plantation - Village Panorama
Wampanoag Village panorama
Plimoth Plantation - Garden Panorama
Wampanoag Village

Credits: Photographs by Carolyn Merchant; panorama assembly and web page by Rob Weinberg.