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Narragansett Culture and History

As a complement to our Narragansett language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Narragansett people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Narragansett history is interesting and important, but the Narragansetts are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Narragansett Websites

Narragansett Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Narragansett Indian language.
Narragansett Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Narragansett culture.
Narrgansett Legends:
    Collection of Narragansett Indian legends and folktales.

Tribal and Community Links

Narragansett Indian Tribe:
    Official homepage of the Narragansett Tribe.

Maps of Narragansett Lands

New England Tribal Map:
    Location of early Narragansett and other New England Indian territory.
Rhode Island Indian Lands:
    Map showing where the Narragansett Indians and their neighbors lived.

Narragansett Lifestyle and Traditions

Narragansett Indians:
    Narragansett history and culture.
Dual Realities:
    Profile of a young Narragansett family and their traditions today.
New England Indian Clothing * Indian Clothes * Head Dress * Native American Hairstyles:
    Pictures of traditional Narragansett and Mohegan clothing.
Nipmuc Succotash:
    Traditional Nipmuc/Narragansett recipes.
American Indian Religions:
    Advice for people researching Narragansett religion and other American Indian spirituality.
Words Are Sacred:
    Interview with a Narragansett storyteller about history, culture, and spirituality, with an audio recording of a Narragansett legend.
Narragansett Indian Tribe Flag:
    Narragansett flags.

Narragansett Literature and Arts

Narraganset Authors:
    Narragansett writers, their lives and work.
Native American Authors: Paulla Dove:
    Life and work of a Narraganset Indian writer.
    Homepage of a Narragansett-Blackfoot flutist and storyteller.
Shell Beads and Pendants of the Eastern Forest:
    Article on Narragansett and other New England Indian beadwork, with illustrations.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Narragansett and other native art.

Narragansett Politics, Issues and News

The Narragansett Casino, One Year Later:
    Interesting article about the political defeat of the Narragansett tribal casino.

Narragansett History and Biography

Narragansett History:
    Tribal history of the Narragansett Indians.
Legend of Tarzan Brown * Ellison "Tarzan" Brown:
    Information about Tarzan Brown, Narragansett distance runner and Olympian.
Four Directions: Narragansett:
    Timeline and links about Narragansett history.

Narragansett Genealogy

Narragansett Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Narragansett Indian descendants.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Narraganset and other Native American ancestors.

Books for sale on the Narragansett
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Dawnland Voices:
    A great anthology of writing by New England Native Americans, including several Narragansett authors.
A Key into the Language of America:
    Roger Williams' 1643 Narragansett dictionary and ethnography.
Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts:
    An interesting historical biography of a 17th-century Narragansett chief.
Ellison "Tarzan" Brown: The Narragansett Indian Who Twice Won the Boston Marathon:
    Biography of the 1930's athlete.
The Narragansett * Narragansett: Native American People:
    Books on the Narragansett tribe for young readers.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Narragansetts and Native Americans in general.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Pueblo Narraganset * Los Narragansett:
   Information about the Narragansett tribe in Spanish.
   Narragansett Nation:
   Narragansett links.

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