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Had a wonderful trip!

I just recently got back from a trip to Connecticut & Rhode Island researching the Narragansett Tribe and the Chagum connection~
Had a wonderful time – was non-stop for my cousin Veronica and I the 5 days we were there~
Our 1st day we did the sightseeing under the guide of Keith Brown of  the Wiquapaug Pequot Tribe – My research lead me to this Tribe several years ago due to a book called A Man Called Sampson by Willis Ottery and his wife – in this book was a list made by Major Mason after the massacre of the Pequots – on this list in 1637 the Captives were divided into other Tribes and my Chagum Ancestor was given to the Wiquapaug Tribe – Keith Brown has been the one to answer all my questions and has been a great help in my research – We were honored to have him as our personal guide for the day~
Once we were done with our tour of the Narragansett Reservation – we were invited to the Chiefs house
(Keith’s brother “Chief Sunrise” Bryon & Pearl Brown) Whom had a delicious dinner prepared for us~
Veronica and I were graciously invited to stay the night – which we did~
I had a appointment the next day at the Narragansett Office – they didn’t want us to get a hotel since they lived so close~
Chief was willing to answer any questions I had during the time with them and helped me to understand more of my Native American Roots~
We had a wonderful time with them both – was sad to say goodbye~
I had a meeting at the Narragansett Lands Office with Lorraine Keyes who was very helpful and provided all I needed~
She even took us personally to the Sacred Royal Burial Grounds so that we could pay respect to those before us~
We then did some more sightseeing around the reservation – which we had to have permission thur the Security to do~
Our next day was our research day – I have tons and tons of legal documents coming to me (will take them some time to copy them for me)
Then we had the Archaeology Society of Connecticut meeting as special guest of the Society and Ken Feder~
Was a very productive and beautiful trip – always humbles me more when I find out about the lives of my Ancestors~


I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 30+ years and have traced over 65,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the colonial people & tribes in these locations.

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