Dr. Weed teaches about Sowams at the Barrington Learning Center

Dr. David Weed gave a 90-minute talk about the history of Sowams, the home of the Massasoit Osamequin in Warren and Barrington, to a group at the Barrington Learning Center on November 15, 2019. Weed described how the relationship between the Pokanoket natives and the English colonists insured their survival in the years following a 1621 treaty that lasted for more than fifty years. After describing how Barrington resident Helen Tjader got Weed interested in the idea of a Sowams Heritage area, he showed a four-minute video that Helen created that summarizes the concept. Following the video, Dr. Weed went on to talk about the Pokanoket Tribe, usually referred to as the “Wamanoag Tribe”, who occupied the region for over 10,000 years before the colonists arrived. Click here for an 84-minute video of Dr. Weed’s presentation.

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