A dozen members of the Pokanoket Tribe offered a presentation at the Providence Children’s Museum on May 17, 2019, one of ten programs sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Click here for a ten-minute YouTube video of the event.
Dancing Star and Hawk and Braveheart lead a group of children in a round dance at the beginning of the hour-long program.
After the men drum a traditional tribal song, Sagamore William Guy introduces Hawk who offers a prayer in the Algonquin language.
Dancing Star tells some traditional Pokanoket stories and leads the children in some tribal games.
Children listen to another story and then participate in a final dance with drumming.
Parents and children are invited to look at a blanket made by tribal women and artifacts on display, including some animal furs.
Click here for a ten-minute YouTube video of the event.