Author Philippa Gregory visits Potumtuk with the Pokanoket Sagamore and Sachem

Pokanoket Nation Sagamore Winds of Thunder (William Guy) related some of their history to internationally acclaimed British author Philippa Gregory (pictured right) while his daughter, Sachem Dancing Star and his grandson, Winding River, listened close to the Massasoit’s Seat at Mt. Hope in Bristol on February 13, 2020. The author was visiting from England to get background information prior to writing her next novel that will be set in the period of colonial settlement in the 1670s. The author posed questions about the period just before the conflict known as the King Philip War. Mt. Hope Farm Administrative Assistant Linda Saint Dennis accompanied the Sachem, her two sons, and the author to visit the marker where Metacomet (King Philip) was slain on August 12, 1676. Before leaving the site, Winding River, Dancing Star, Running Deer, Philippa Gregory, Winds of Thunder and Winter Hawk posed for a picture in front of the King Philip marker at Mt. Hope.


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