2018 Narragansett Indian Tribes August Meeting Powwow
Join us at the 343rd Narragansett Indian Tribes August Meeting Powwow of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island on August 11-12, 2018, at the Indian Church Grounds (off Rt. 2) in Charlestown, Rhode Island. This is the oldest recorded powwow in North America, held on the Narragansett Indian reservation by the Narragansett Indian Church where all are welcome to come and enjoy traditional Narragansett cuisine, as well as modern American food, various Native jewelry, music, artwork and books and traditional Native American dancing.
Narragansett Indian Tribes August Meeting Powwow
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.
Admission: Adults $6.00; Children $2.00
Public Hours: Gate Opens at 10:00 a.m. Daily
Master of Ceremonies: TBA
Host Drum: TBA
Narragansett Tribal Powwow Grounds
Near the Narragansett Indian Church
Indian Church Road & Potter Hoxie Trail
Charlestown, R.I. 02813
For More Information
General Info 401-364-1100 ext 236; Tribal Police 401-364-1100 ext 236
The August meeting is considered the most important gathering of the Narragansett Indians. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1982 cited the August meeting as evidence that the tribe, despite state efforts to “detribalize” the Indians in the 1880s, had never disbanded.
The Narragansett People have seen many changes in their lands; however, their traditional culture has been passed down from generation to generation and is even stronger today, thanks to events such as the Annual Narragansett Indian Tribe’s August Meeting Powwow.
Each year’s meeting draws hundreds of people from around the Northeast and beyond to this wooded clearing at the Narragansett Indian Church Grounds. Don’t miss the experience at this year’s Annual Narragansett Indian Tribes August Meeting Powwow. If you can’t make it for some reason, go ahead and mark your calendar for next year (or ten years). This is one Native American powwow with staying power!
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Narragansett Indian Tribes August Meeting Powwow on the second weekend August at the Indian Church Grounds (off Rt. 2) in Charlestown, Rhode Island.
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