Pokanoket Tribe at the Mt. Hope Farm Spring Fest

Members of the Pokanoket Tribe were invited to Mt. Hope Farm on Saturday, May 7, 2022 to display their artifacts and to perform a number of songs for the gathering. Click here for an eight-minute video of their performances.

Tribe member Dana Voss joined the gathering for the morning to drum along with the other members.

Sachem “Dancing Star” Tracey Brown showed Laura Banks-Ordone (left) and others how the Pokanokets use turtle shells as calendars since they have 13 segments that match the lunar calendar.

Darlene “Mourning Star” Spencer plays a hand drum in the tent next to a wetu frame that was built at the Farm and is kept there.