Early Warren interpretive marker installed at the Kickemuit Middle School

A new interpretive marker describing the beginnings of the Town of Warren, RI and the start of King Philip’s War was installed in front of the Kickemuit Middle School on May 6, 2022 at the site of the outbreak of the War. Click here for a 21-minute video of the event. Click here for the May 8, 2022 article and editorial in the Warren Times-Gazette.

(Above) Kickemuit Middle School students look at the newly-installed marker and listen as their Principal Dennis Morrell explains what took place at that location in June of 1675 when the King Philip’s War broke out. (Click here or on the picture for a larger view)

(Above) Students gather in front of the School and look at the Sowams Heritage Area brochure before Mr. Morrell welcomes them and the other speakers.

Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator David Weed, Pokanoket Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug, (Winds of Thunder) and Sachem Po Pummukoank Anogqs (Dancing Star) talk about the history of the Tribe, what led up to the War, and what followed.