Narragansett People

Narragansett People

The Narragansett tribe are an Algonquian Native American tribe from Rhode Island. In 1983 they regained federal recognition as the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island.

In 2009, the United States Supreme Court ruled against their request that the Department of Interior take land into trust which they had acquired in 1991. The ruling prohibited tribes that achieved federal recognition after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act to have newly acquired lands taken into trust and removed from state control.

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Notable Narragansett People
... player George Fayerweather (1802-1869), blacksmith in Kingston, Rhode Island of Narragansett-African descent who was host to anti-slavery activists ...

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