In order to make the development of a Sowams Heritage Area a more interactive process, we have added a blog to the web page and provided an easy way for you to review changes and updates and to add your own thoughts and suggestions to the page. Feel free to reply at the end of […]

1638 Deed to Providence

The earliest land deed in the Providence City Archives dates from 1638 and confirms earlier verbal and written agreements between Roger WIlliams and the Narragansett sachems Canonicus and Miantonomo. The sachems drew their “signatures” with the symbols of a bow and an arrow, respectively, on the deed that granted land to Roger Williams. It was important […]