The Pokanoket Tribe was invited by the ENRICHri Home Schoolers Group to present their history and heritage to parents and children on April 12, 2019 at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club. Click here for a 40-minute video of the event that was sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug (William Guy) tells the children about the Tribe’s history and many of the Tribal leaders, including the Massasoit Osamequin and his son, Metacomet, from whom he’s descended.
Deborah “Running Deer” Afdasta, who organized the program, leads the children and parents in a friendship dance to the sound of the traditional Tribal drum and songs before Two Deers does a blanket dance.
ENRICHri President Amanda Campbell joins the children in looking over some of the artifacts that the Tribe brought with them as some of the children continue to dance.