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Feb
3

Community

Westerly Historical Society’s Sunday lecture series. “Westerly’s Indian Neighborhood”

Sunday   TIME:  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dr. Jason Mancini, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
While Indians were always present in Westerly - a middle ground between od placenames like Misquamicut or Weekapaug. Beginning in the 1860s, though, a discrete urban Indian neighborhood formed. The community of Pequots, Narragansetts, Wampanoags, Shinnecocks, Montauks, and Nipmucs is virtually unknown to most people and non-existent in academic literature. Located principally in Westerly’s North End, the neighborhood was anchored by the Pleasant Street Baptist Church (“the Indian Church”), a number of Indian-owned businesses, and an intertribal organization called the American Indian Federation that was chartered in Westerly in 1931.This talk will bring a forgotten history to light though photographs, maps, & oral histories

Location:

Babcock Smith House
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891

Cost:

Free & Open to the public

Contact:

401-596-5704
http://westerlyhistoricalsociety.org

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