San Miguel students visit the Seat of Metacom in Bristol, RI

San Miguel is a mission-based Lasallian boys school located in Providence, Rhode Island that serves boys in 5-8th grade who come from under-served populations in the Providence area. On September 28, 2023, a group of about thirty students visited the Seat of Metacom to hear members of the Pokanoket Tribe talk about their history and culture. Click here for a 47-minute video of their visit.

(Above) School staff and Mt. Hope Farm Vice President Kelly Lambrese take a group photo of the students before they walk up the hill to meet with members of the Tribe at the Seat.

(Above) Students listen intently to Harry “Hawk” Edmonds (center, left) as he recites a traditional tobacco prayer and to Snowy Owl and Rainbow Heart (right) as they sing a traditional song of thanksgiving.

(Above) Students then listen to Pokanoket Sachem Dancing Star and Sagamore Winds of Thunder as they relate the history of the Tribe and some of their traditional stories.