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10 Magnificent Oldest Churches And Cathedrals In America

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Old Indian Meeting House

Where? Mashpee, Massachusetts
Year Built: 1684
Religion: Native American/Christian
Still In Use? Yes

As the name implies, the Old Indian Meeting House is the oldest Native American church in the eastern US.

According to most origins, the Old Indian Meeting House was first constructed in 1684 by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which was converted to Christianity by European colonists.

Most reports about the present Old Indian Meeting House state that the 1684 church was moved to its current site in 1717.

But, there are some local historians that dispute this claim and believe that the church you see today is not the original structure from 1684.

Even though no one knows for certain whether or not the current Old Indian Meeting House is the original one, the church is cherished by the Mashpee Wampanoags.

In 2009, after a series of extensive renovations, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe re-opened the church for their own use.

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