Land Acknowledgement

The Provincetown Theater is located on the ancestral land of the Mashpee Wampanoag (Wôpanâak), “the People of the First Light”, who have lived on Cape Cod for more than 12,000 years. Present-day Provincetown was a territory of the Nauset tribe, a branch of the Mashpee, who named this land Meeshawn.

The Provincetown Theater recognizes that this is unceded land. We are working to honor past generations of people who have been displaced from the area and to establish authentic relationships with the present-day Indigenous peoples of Cape Cod.

Celebrating Wampanoag Culture on the Cape - Falmouth Visitor
A map of Wampanoag territories in 1620, from Voices from Colonial America: Massachusetts, 1620-1776, National Geographic Society, 2007.

For more information on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe:

For information on the Wôpanâak language: