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 and his son, Metacomet, from whom he’s descended. Deborah “Running Deer” Afdasta, who organized the program, led the children and parents in a friendship dance to the sound of the traditional Tribal drum and songs before Two Deers did a blanket dance. The program ended as the children looked over some of the artifacts that the Tribe brought with them. Click here for a 40-minute video of the event that was sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

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