Educational Resource List

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Narragansett Book List:

  • The Invasion of America by Francis Jennings

  • The Narragansett People by Ethel Boissevain

  • A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island by Robert A. Geake

  • Native People of Southern New England 1500 - 1650 by Kathleen J. Bragdon

  • Native People of Southern New England 1650 - 1775 by Kathleen J. Bragdon

  • The Narragansett by William F. Simmons

  • Native American Archaeology in Rhode Island published by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

  • Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by William Cronon

  • Through Our Eyes, An Indigenous View of Mashapaug Pond edited by Dawn Dove and Holly Ewald

  • Dawnland Voices: Indigenous Writings from New England, edited by Siobhan Senier with 11 tribal editors and published in 2014 by the University of Nebraska Press.

  • From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution by Robert A Geake with Lorén M. Spears

Booklets (Download now here)

  • The Pursuit of Happiness: An Indigenous View, The Narragansett People Speak by Dawn Dove*

  • Indians Of Southern New England by Princess Red Wing

  • A Basket’s Own Story by Paulla Jennings

  • Painted and Stamped Designs on Ash Splint Baskets by Dawn Dove

  • Ellison “Tarzan” Brown: Indian Marathon Runner, by Grace Dowdell

Films/DVDs (Download now here)

  • Places, Memories, Stories and Dreams: The Gifts of Inspiration by Paulla Dove Jennings, film by Jerred Best***

  • The Pursuit of Happiness: An Indigenous View, The Narragansett People Speak by Dawn Dove*

Slide Presentations/CDs

  • Eastern Woodland Native Arts by Lorén Spears & Paulla Jennings**

  • Ecology of Mother Earth: A Narragansett Perspective by Lorén Spears


*funded by RI Council on the Humanities

**funded by Native Arts at NEFA

*** funded by NMAI Visual and Expressive Arts Program


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