Narragansett and Indian Federation Powwow

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Title

Narragansett and Indian Federation Powwow

Subject

Narragansett Indians.

Description

Images from the Narragansett and Indian Federation Powwow, August 13, 1961. The Narragansett Indian Tribe recently held its 341st Annual Meeting Powwow. This event is the oldest recorded powwow in North America. It is the most important gathering of the Narragansett Indians and evidence that the tribe never disbanded despite efforts of the State of Rhode Island to detribalize it in the 1880s. The annual August Powwow is held on the grounds of the Narragansett Indian Church in the town of Charlestown. A ceremony is conducted by the tribe’s medicine man to cleanse the medicine circle, followed by a peace pipe ceremony. Traditional dances, singing and drumming are part of the two-day event.

See also:
Narragansett Indian Records Collection

Creator

Rhode Island Development Council

Source

Accession 2002-15

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1961 August 13

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

photo

Citation

Rhode Island Development Council, "Narragansett and Indian Federation Powwow," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #871, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/871 (accessed November 23, 2017).