RWU student create informative booklet about the Pokanoket Tribe

Distribution of an informational booklet began in mid-August 2020 in an effort to educate the public about the Pokanoket Tribe, its history and its aspirations. The booklet was the result of a collaboration between the Pokanoket Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation and students in the”Decolonizing the Land” seminar at Roger Williams University, taught by Dr. Jeremy M. Campbell in Spring 2020. Click here for a pdf copy of the booklet. Click here for an on-line version.

Students conducted archival research and virtual interviews with Pokanoket leaders and elders including Sagamore Winds of Thunder and Sachem Dancing Star . They also collaborated with Winter Hawk for his amazing film making and storytelling abilities, and with Dave Weed of the Sowams Area Heritage Project

The Heritage Harbor Foundation and RI Heritage Hall of Fame also provided crucial support for the project by paying for printing.