Long before the Mayflower landed in Plymouth Harbor in 1620, Wampanoag Indians were building and using dugout canoes called mishoons. Darius Coombs is the Director of Wampanoag and Eastern Woodlands Specialized Programing and Training at Plimoth Plantation.
“This is how you got around back then,” Coombs said. “There were no horses seen around this area probably not until the 1630s or 40s. So, how you got around was you’d either walk, run, or use your boats. The rivers were considered to be the highways."