Tomaquag Indian Museum

Local nameTomaquag Indian Museum
LocationExeter, United States

The Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum is a museum of the Narragansett that was founded by anthropologist Eva Butler and a Narragansett/Wompanoag woman named Princess Red Wing in the 1950s. It is one of the oldest tribal museums in the country and is located in Exeter, Rhode Island. Exhibits include traditional crafts, such as ash splint baskets and locally made dolls, historical archives dating back to the 1880s, culture and important indigenous figures. The museum's grounds include a wetu and a traditional Three Sisters garden with corn, beans and squash. There is also a forest and an outdoor Friendship Circle.

The site of the museum was originally home to the Dovecrest Restaurant and Trading Post, founded by Eleanor and Ferris Dove. The Dove family donated their personal property soon thereafter to establish a permanent home for the museum.The school for the Narragansett children is the Nuweetooun School, which was founded in 2003 by Loren Spears and is located on the museum site…

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Official Website

Phone +1 401 491 9063

Address 390 Summit Rd, Exeter, RI 02822, USA

Coordinates 41°33'26.358" N -71°41'53.241" E

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