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 Narragansett Indian Tribe

The Narragansett Indians are the descendants of the aboriginal people of the State of Rhode Island. Archaeological evidence and the oral history of the Narragansett People establish their existence in this region more than 30,000 years ago. This history transcends all written documentaries and is present upon the faces of rock formations and through oral history. The first documented contact with the Indians of Rhode Island took place in 1524 when Giovanni de Verrazano visited Narragansett Bay and described a large Indian population, living by agriculture and hunting, and organized under powerful "kings".

The Tribe and its members were considered warriors within the region. The Narragansett customarily offered protection to smaller tribes in the area. Certain Nipmuck bands, the Niantics, Wampanoag, and Manisseans all paid tribute to the Narragansett tribe. These tribes all resided in areas of Rhode Island at the time of the first European settlement around 1635. In 1636, Roger Williams acquired land use rights to Providence from the Narragansett Sachems. The colonists quickly came into contact with both the Narragansett and Niantic Sachems, most notably Ninigret.

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This 17th-century Native American war club was picked up off an upper Pioneer Valley battle site by militiaman Northampton Lt. John King. .... The New York Native Americans know of Saheda's murder and enquire, “How will it be now with the Northern savages, for the Onejages have a knife and a hatchet ...
Mohegan — Mohegan Sun announced it recently promoted Randy Noka to vice president of new markets, a post in which he is responsible for expanding the casino's high-end clientele business and maintaining guest loyalty. Noka, a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, started working for Mohegan ...

"We're thrilled to see (Randy) elevated to the leadership team within New Markets," Mohegan Sun President & General Manager Ray Pineault said in a press release. "Mohegan Sun takes great pride in Native American success within the organization too, and this promotion was certainly well deserved.".
EXETER, R.I. — When artist, activist, storyteller and historian Princess Red Wing founded Rhode Island's only museum for indigenous peoples in 1958, she may not have imagined how it would evolve from a small, all-volunteer effort into a vital Native American resource with a staff of six and an annual ...
Among this year's partners were members of the Chinese Culture Club at URI, Capoeira and Irish step instructors and an artist from the Narragansett Indian Tribe. “The community is a vast collection of resources,” she said. “Availing yourself of your neighbors' expertise is really great and builds community.”.
This 17th century Native American war club was picked up off an upper Pioneer Valley battle site by militiaman Northampton Lt. John King. ... left by an Eastern Algonquian King Philip's War participant — perhaps coastal (Narragansett, Wanpanoag, Abenaki), maybe inland (Nipmuck, Pocumtuck, Sokoki or ...

He also spoke the Narragansett language of the Native Americans and he had trading relationships with them. ... scussoc are very important because they have a great history and some really important people who lived there, including Roger Williams, the Smiths, the Updikes and the Narragansett tribe.
A Narragansett Tribe member, a member of the South Kingstown Historical Society, a 40-year employee of the URI Memorial Student Union and an active participant in the Peace Dale First Church of God—people knew who he was. Still, Peterson described Mars as “a very, very private” and a “quiet” man.
If not Wampanoag then Narragansett. Then Pequot. And if you find yourself too far from home to lock down an Eastern Woodlands man to father your children, he damn well better be Indigenous to somewhere on this continent. Incidentally, the man I love now looks uncannily like John Smith from the Disney ...
On April 10, 2017, the Narragansett Indian Tribe, through its Tribal Historic Preservation Office (NITHPO), filed an untimely motion to intervene in the proceeding. To support its late motion to intervene, NITHPO contended that the Commission's regulations were unclear as to whether a consulting Tribal ...

Blazer made the comment in response to a letter from John B. Brown III, the Narragansett Indian Tribe's historic preservation officer. Brown accused a small group of tribal members of derailing a Sept. 19, 2017 water agreement between Invenergy and the Narragansett Indian Tribe. Brown claimed that ...
“…as of January 19, 2018, the Water Supply Agreement between the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Clear River Energy LLC, executed on September 19, 2017, has been terminated and is null and void,” writes attorney Alan Shoer to the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) on behalf of Invenergy, the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The $1-billion plan to build a fossil fuel-burning power plant in Burrillville has been confronted with another unwelcome development after the Narragansett Indian Tribe pulled out of an agreement to supply a backup source of water to the project. The state Energy Facility Siting Board ...
At age 96, Chief Strong Horse of the Narragansett tribe retains a powerful singing voice and a steady hand on the drum. The Turtle Spirit Drum Circle, held at the end of a ceremony Wednesday honoring the longtime tribal leader, combined resonant beats with the united voices of Native Americans from ...
Invenergy lawyers have identified the Narragansett Indian Tribe as a source for additional back-up or contingent water supply for its proposed $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant to be built in Burrillville Rhode Island. In a just released, and redacted, document entitled Water Supply ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Invenergy has reached agreements with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to serve as backup water suppliers to the fossil fuel-burning power plant that the Chicago company has proposed in Burrillville. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Invenergy has reached ...



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