Wampanoag means People of the First Light. Seaconke means home of the black goose and consequently the place of the clear land that made Pokanoket unique.
The descriptive name of Seaconke Wampanoag derives from the area of the Pokanoket territory known as the Seaconke Plain, a flat area with rolling hills and few trees.
Tribal territory is bordered on the east by the Squannokonk Swamp containing present day Annawon Rock. To the south by Wannmoysett and Naut commonly called Sowams to the north by Suckatowhasquan, on the northwest by present day Woonsocket and to the west by the Providence River.
Before colonization the Wampanoag Nation consisted of multiple villages across our traditional homelands and territories of New England. This included but not limited to areas of what is referred to as Cape Cod and the island towns of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and down into northern Rhode Island primarily Tiverton, Bristol, and Warren. As a large Nation confederacy the Seaconke Wampanoag share familiarity with Mashpee, Aquinnah, Chappaquiddick and Herring Pond communities.