Robert A. Geake's A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island: Keepers PDF

By Robert A. Geake

sooner than Roger Williams set foot within the New international, the Narragansett farmed corn and squash, hunted beaver and deer, and harvested clams and oysters all through what may turn into Rhode Island. in addition they got wealth within the kind of wampum, a carved shell that was once used as foreign money alongside the japanese coast. As tensions with the English rose, the Narragansett leaders fought to keep up autonomy. whereas the elder Sachem Canonicus lived lengthy sufficient to welcome either Verrazzano and Williams, his nephew Miatonomo was once carried out for his makes an attempt to maintain their lifestyle and sidestep English regulate. Historian Robert A. Geake explores the fascinating tale of those local Rhode Islanders as he chronicles a background of the Narragansett from their early eu encounters to the tribes go back to sovereignty within the twentieth Century.

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