Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island

Although the first recorded contact with them did not occur until Giovanne de Verrazano’s visit in 1524, the Narragansett people have been in Rhode Island for over 30,000 years.  They were a strong warrior tribe commonly offering protection to the Niantic, Waumpanoag, and other smaller tribes.

Click here to read about the history of the Narragansett

A brief video introduction to the Narragansett

 

Some of the Narragansett surnames you will find in Brothertown are

Anthony

Commuck, Commock, Commache

Coyhis, Coys, Cohoize, Coghooisze

Dick

Hammar, Hammer

Harry

Hutton

Matthews, Marthers

Nikes, Nyles

Montauk

Potter

Seketer, Sicketor, Secutor, Sequettass

Skeesuck, Shesuck, Schesuck, Skeezuk, Skieezup

Simon/Simons

Toxcoit, Toxcoiet

Tuhie, Tuhi, Tuhigh, Tohoy, Tuhuy

Wauby, Wobby, Wappy, Wobi, Woyboy

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