Pokanoket Tribe gathers at new Burr’s Hill historic marker

An historic marker was installed in May, 2020, along South Water Street in Warren at Burr’s Hill Park that describes the history of the location that long served as a royal Pokanoket burial site and included the grave of the Massasoit Osamequin who died in 1661. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.) Click here for a three-minute video. Click here for a pdf of the Warren Times article.


(Above left, left to right) Pokanoket Tribe Council President Deborah Afdasta Quogqueii Qunnegk, marker donor Todd Blount, Sachem Tracey Brown Po Pummukoank Anogqs, Sagamore Bill Guy Po Wauipi Neimpaug, and Warren Town Council President Keri Cronin talk with Warren Times Editor Ted Hayes. (Above, right) Chief Pete Straight Arrow Smith and other tribe members listen as the Sagamore relates the history of the Tribe.


(Above) Sagamore William “Winds of Thunder” Guy goes into detail on the history of the burial ground with Warren Town Council President Keri Cronin.

[photos above and below by Rich Dionne/East Bay Media Group]

(Above) The group gathers around the marker for a group photo.