Narragansett Indians

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Original Homeland: Rhode Island

Narragansett Indians, grant Rhode Island to the London born Roger Williams, (1603-1685) a Puritan leader and founder of Rhode Island..jpg

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Narragansett Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 268
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 1.401.364.1100
Fax: 1.401.364.1104

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History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1524: Italina explorer Giovanni de Vaerragano encountered the Narragansett

1622: Conflict with colonies begin

1675-1676: the English killed or sold into slavery thier Narragansett prisoners and captives

1788: Many tribal members joined the Brothertown Indians New York

1880: Rhode Island state purchases the Niantic reservation

1934: The Narragansett incorporate

1983: Federally recognized tribe

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Narragansett tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods

Indian Council, Charlestown, Rhode Island, Records of the Council, 1850-1863. FHL Film 931556 item 3

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Niantic Reservation

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Enrollment[edit | edit source]

An 1881 Tribal List of members of the tribe entitled to a share of purchase monies is available online.

Surnames A-I
Surnames J-Z

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

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