April 2019

“Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History Exhibit at Brown University

The “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History Exhibit, was displayed at the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center on the Brown University campus  in Providence from April 15th to May 5th, 2019. The traveling exhibit tells the story of the Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth in 1620 in the Native voice. “It was designed to bring […]

18th Annual Spring Thaw Powwow at Brown University

Brown Class of 2016 graduate Niyo Moraza-Keeswood and Class of 2021 undergrad Keanu Hunter, above, worked with Native Americans at Brown (NAB) to organize day-long Spring Thaw Powwow at the Pizzitola Sports Complex at Brown University on April 20, 2019. It was facilitated with the help and support of Native Americans at Brown (NAB) and […]

The Pokanoket Tribe performs at the Bristol Library

A dozen members of the Pokanoket Tribe offered a one-hour presentation of tribal culture and history at the Rogers Free Library in Bristol, RI. Lee “Brave Heart” and Harry “Hawk” Edmonds performed some traditional dances and offered a tobacco prayer in their native Algonkian language at the beginning of the hour. Rainbow Heart and other […]

MeetUp group visits the 17th century in East Providence

Sowams Heritage Area Coordinator Dr. David Weed organized a session of the 17th Century Rhode Island MeetUp Group at three locations in East Providence, the site of the first colonial settlement in the area, on April 14, 2019. After learning the history of the Newman Church that was first organized in 1643 and constructed at […]

The Pokanoket Tribe visits the ENRICHri Home Schoolers Group

The Pokanoket Tribe was invited by the ENRICHri Home Schoolers Group to present their history and heritage to parents and children on April 12, 2019 at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club. Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug (William Guy) told the children about the Tribe’s history and many of the Tribal leaders, including the Massasoit Osamequin […]

Scholars see 17th century documents at the John Carter Brown Library

Scholars attending a related symposium gathered at the John Carter Brown Library on April 11, 2019 to view a selection of 17th century archival selections. The 13,000 books in the Library constitute one of the four largest collections of early American imprints in the world and include many texts and maps pertaining to New England […]