Darius Coombs – Presentation on Wampanoag Culture
Darius Coombs is a proud father of 4 girls and has been married to his loving wife Toodie for close to 20 years. He is also a Mashpee Wampanoag tribal citizen and is the Cultural Outreach Coordinator for the Mashpee Wampanoag Education Department. Darius is the former Director of the Wampanoag Indigenous Program at Plimoth/ Patuxet Museums for over 30 years. Over his career Darius has worked with Smithsonian, History Channel, National Geographic, and Scholastic to name a few.His teaching of Wampanoag and other Indigenous cultures in the history of the northeast is recognized throughout the country. He has presented at conferences, colleges, historical societies, museums, indigenous institutes, and all grades and levels of learning in North America. Darius is also the recipient of the 2016 NEMA ( New England Museum Association) Award for Excellence and the 2021 Bay State Legacy ward.
Wampanoag People have been in the area for thousands of years and are still thriving. They hunt in these woods, fish in the waters, plant on mother earth, and the creator takes care of them as they take care of mother earth. Come join us for a roller coaster ride of changes and adaptations of the Wampanoag culture over the years, but still have endured and are still on their homelands. This will put you thousands of years back in time to leading up on what going on in Wampanoag culture in present day.