By Robert A. Geake

earlier 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 could turn into Rhode Island. in addition they bought wealth within the type of wampum, a carved shell that was once used as foreign money alongside the jap coast. As tensions with the English rose, the Narragansett leaders fought to keep up autonomy. whereas the elder Sachem Canonicus lived lengthy adequate to welcome either Verrazzano and Williams, his nephew Miatonomo used to be accomplished for his makes an attempt to maintain their lifestyle and stay away from English keep an eye on. Historian Robert A. Geake explores the desirable 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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