Palmer Elementary School learns about the Pokanoket Tribe

Six third grade classes at the Palmer Elementary School in Rehoboth, MA, were treated to a presentation on the history and culture of the Pokanoket Tribe by Tribe members on March 15, 2019. Sagamore William Guy began by telling the children that he is the 10th generation descendant of the Massasoit Osamequn who welcomed the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1621. Council President Deborah “Running Deer” Afdasta and the other women from the Tribe led the children in a friendship dance to the sound of the Tribal drum before the children listened to a story by the Tribe’s storyteller, Stand Alone Woman. Click here for a 20-minute video of the presentation.

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