Native Voices – An Hour with Members of the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe

Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe members Kristine Sky Wind Thomas-Jones, DC, PhD, and Jennifer Rawlings, Esq. introduced their cultural heritage and tribal history at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth, MA on December 21, 2023.

(Above, left and center) After talking about some of the health challenges that are unique to Indigenous women, Dr. Thomas-Jones discussed Native American herbs in their medicinal and ceremonial contexts as well as the unique health perspectives of living Native Americans in a 46-minute recorded talk. (Above, right) Elder Toni Weeden adds some information from the audience.

Attorney Rawlings described the historical context of the tribe that lived here for thousands of years before colonization and the history of how the Tribe was disappeared after King Philip’s War in 1675-76 in a 30-minute recorded talk.

Dr. Thomas-Jones brought a display of some of the herbal medicines she uses in her practice and poses with Attorney Rawlings and other Tribe members following the event.