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The Wampanoag led by Massasoit is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin, with contributions from Troller0001 and the Civ V Modding Helpline.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Wampanoag[]

The Wampanoag (also rendered "Wôpanâak") are an Algonquian nation indigenous to modern-day Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts. The term 'Wampanoag' translates literally to "People of the Dawn," alluding to their location along the Atlantic coast. The Wampanoag lived a semi-sedentary lifestyle, in which men would travel the coasts on fishing expeditions and women would cultivate the staple crops of beans, squash, and maize. Among the Wampanoag, women owned property and served as the heads of families, but political and military power was generally controlled by men.


Massasoit LS

Art by TopHatPaladin

Ousamequin, titled "Massasoit" (Great Leader), was the sachem of the Wampanoag peoples throughout much of the seventeenth century. He was born to the Pokanoket branch of the Wampanoag, around 1581; his birthplace was the village of Montaup, in what is today eastern Rhode Island. Massasoit, assisted by the English-speaking Tisquantum, was famed for forging an alliance between the Wampanoag and the English settlers in the region. The alliance was a productive one: the English nursed Massasoit back to health during his illness in 1623, and Massasoit sheltered Roger Williams after Williams' exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Peace reigned between the English and the Wampanoag for the duration of Massasoit's life, but the alliance collapsed within twenty years of Massasoit’s death in 1661.

Massasoit had five children; the oldest, Wamsutta, was born in the early 1620s. Wamsutta would go on to succeed Massasoit, but after his sudden death in 1662, the leadership of the Wampanoag passed to Massasoit's second son, Metacomet.

Dawn of Man[]

Greetings, Massasoit Ousamequin, greatest sachem of the Wampanoag people! You ascended to your title at a dark time in Wampanoag history; enemies from the Mi'kmaq and Pequot nations had infringed upon Wampanoag land, and your population had been devastated by disease. However, once the English landed on your shores, you used shrewd diplomacy to bring the Wampanoag to a position of strength. Your people's knowledge of the land helped preserve the fledgling Plymouth colony, and in return, the English helped you defeat the Pequot once and for all. Although the English would turn against the Wampanoag after your death, your capable leadership preserved peace in the region for forty years.

Massasoit, your people call for you to restore the glory of the Wampanoag nation. Can you protect your population against those who seek to dominate it, both militarily and culturally? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Welcome to the hunting grounds of the Wampanoag! My name is Ousamequin, and they call me Massasoit. I hope we can forge a fruitful alliance in the coming years.

Introduction: I am Massasoit Ousamequin, the sachem of the Wampanoag confederacy. If we share this land and its resources, we could become powerful allies.

Defeat: You may have extinguished the Wampanoag nation, but our people will still find refuge in the forests. Don’t think you’ve won.

Unique Attributes[]

The Wampanoag (Massasoit)
Icon massasoit

Art by TopHatPaladin

Wampum Belt Weavers

Gain Great Writer points from Fishing Boats. Units pay just 1 movement point to embark or disembark.

Icon pniese

Art by TopHatPaladin

Pniese (Pikeman)
  • Heals at double rate
  • Recovers 25% of maximum HP upon killing an enemy unit
Icon wetu

Art by TopHatPaladin

Wetu (Lighthouse)
  • Costs less Production (60 vs. 75) than the Lighthouse
  • Contains a Great Work of Writing slot
City List
  1. Potumtuk
  2. Montaup
  3. Shawmut
  4. Pokanoket
  5. Aquinnah
  6. Nipmuc
  7. Pocasset
  8. Patuxet
  9. Mashpee
  10. Nauset
  11. Assonet
  12. Aquidneck
  13. Pocumtuc
  14. Peskeompscut
  15. Nantucket
  16. Chappaquiddick
  17. Ponkapoag
  18. Wamesit
  19. Natick
  20. Hassanamesit
  21. Sowams
  22. Almouchiquois
  23. Pennacook
  24. Eansketambawg
  25. Squagheag
  26. Menemsha Pond
  27. Wessagusset
  28. Mawaga
  29. Gay Head
Spy List
  • Canonchet
  • Monoco
  • Sonkanuchoo
  • Muttawmp
  • Matoonas
  • Woonekanuske
  • Wunnatuckquannumou
  • Askamaboo
  • Quaiapen
  • Weetamoo


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Wampanoag (People of the First Light) by Joey Curtin & Marc Cooper Through the Frontier by Lorne Balfe
Wampanoag icon

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

Massasoit's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as the Wampanoag.

Shell Corporation

  • As the Wampanoag, fill a Wetu's Great Work of Writing slot before ever building the Writer's Guild.

Events and Decisions[]

Provide for the First Thanksgiving[]

Our people have cultivated the Three Sisters since time immemorial, but our neighbors do not yet know how to work those crops. They are now attempting to hold a harvest festival in their newly settled lands; if we bring our own crops to the festival and teach our neighbors how to raise the Three Sisters, it could be the beginning of a powerful alliance.


  • Player must be the Wampanoag
  • Must have entered the Renaissance Era
  • May not be enacted after the end of the Industrial Era
  • Must have a foreign trade route
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 75 Food Food from the capital
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Foreign trade routes grant +3 Science Science

Preserve the Wôpanâak Language[]

Cooperation with neighboring civilizations has been a great boon for us, but it has not been without its costs. Our ancestral tongue, Wôpanâak, is dying out in favor of more widely spoken languages. We must teach our children Wôpanâak and ensure that our language lasts as long as our populace.


  • Player must be the Wampanoag
  • Must have entered the Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 300 CultureIcon Culture
  • Magistrates Magistrate


  • +1 CultureIcon Culture from Universities and Public Schools

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now building your mishoon canoes and reading history from your wampum belts. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 7
Last Updated: 6 Feb 2019


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • Troller0001: Lua
  • Chrisy15: Advice & Code Fixes
  • Joey Curtin & Marc Cooper: Peace Theme
  • Lorne Balfe: War Theme

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