Celebrate Native American Heritage in Rhode Island
According to narragansettindiannation.org, the Narragansett Indians are descendants of the aboriginal people of the state of Rhode Island. Archaeological evidence and oral history show that the Narragansett People have inhabited this region for more than 30,000 years. If you are interested in exploring the Native American heritage of the Ocean State, there are many sites of historical significance to visit listed below. There are also museums - particularly the Tomaquag Museum, which is the only museum operated by and for Native people. There's also an iconic mural, Sly Fox Den Too, a restaurant serving authentic, Native American cuisine; and The Purple Shell, an authentic Eastern Native trading post located at the Fantastic Umbrella Factory.
Explore Native American Heritage in Rhode Island
Great Resources for Native American Heritage
Here are some Native American heritage resources to check out to learn more about Rhode Island's original people, their histories, and stories. The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office and State Archives provided access to their collections, and there is a link to the Narragansett Indian Tribe's official website, among links to other information.