Aquinnah is a town, formerly known as Gay Head, located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts. It was first settled in 1669 and was officially incorporated in 1870.

Many year-round residents of Aquinnah are descendants of the Wampanoag Indians. Because of the extremely dangerous rocky ledge offshore, the seas around Aquinnah have always been a place of great peril to the mariner. One of the first revolving lighthouses in the country was erected atop the Cliffs in 1799.

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Annals of Gay Head
Reprint of pertinent pages from The History of Martha's Vineyard Volume II by Dr. Charles E. Banks, originally published in 1911. Includes Algonquian place names and early sachemships.
Tomahawk Charters
Provides fishing charters. Includes fishing reports, photos and video, rates and reservation information.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Provides a history of the tribe as well as news and events. Information on tribal services is included.
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