The Pokanoket Tribe visits the George Hail Library in Warren

Pokanoket Tribe members visited the George Hail Library in Warren, RI, on March 19, 2019 for a one-hour presentation on tribal history and traditions. After Spirit Dog (Rick Ayers) explained the use and importance of the Tribal drum, Running Deer, (Deborah Afdasta) led the children in some dancing as the drum played. Sagamore William Guy then described the history of the Tribe. After that, Two Deers told a Pokanoket story about strawberries and forgiveness as part of the hour-long educational event sponsored by the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities. The program ended with a display of Tribal artifacts and a chance for children and parents to ask questions. Click here for a 42-minute video of the presentation.

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