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Pocasset -Nemasket-Assawampsett of the Pokanoket Nation
As Nutayunean ( We Still Live Here)
The Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe is a member of the original Pokanoket Federation led by Massasoit otherwise known as Ousamequin (Yellowfeather) The Pocasset Tribe encompassed present day Tiverton, RI and parts of Southeastern Massachusetts including Fall River, Freetown, Darthmouth, Fairhaven Westport and Middleboro. The Pocasset Tribe was a contact tribe headed by Chief Corbitant father of Weetamoe. The Pocasset’s we’re one of the largest and most powerful tribe in the Pokanoket Federation.
Pocasset Chief Corbitant was one of the original signers of the 1621 treaty at Plymouth.
Pocasset’s have kept their identity throughout history and still today have the first reservation in this country called “Watuppa” located in Fall River and Freetown, MA.
Our reservation at “275B Indiantown Rd. Fall River, MA. Is the only Pocasset Territory reserved for indefinite for the Royal Family line of the Massasoit’s and there clans. Today this tribe is headed by a Traditional Council of Chief’s. The Pocasset’s have a traditional clan style Council of Chief’s whom maintain the tribe’s day to day operations.
The Pocasset Tribe is true to it’s eastern culture and has a Pokanoket Nations drum shared by the Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians in which we use traditional Algonquin language. The Eastern Medicine Singers are headed by Council Chief Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson. Our tribe stays true to our way by hunting, fishing and gathering the people to keep our tradition. We still maintains it’s original sovereignty and we are members of “The Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes & The Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians ” which promote unity with our fellow tribes.
We claim all artifacts in conjuction with the Pokanoket Nation as our ancestrial land.
The Pocasset Tribe is a member of the Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians. Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians
The Pocasset Tribe is a member of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes Alliance Colonial Era Tribes
TRIBAL COUNCIL OF CHIEF’S & FAMILY’S FROM THE “EARLE REPORT of “1865”
Chairman George Spring Buffalo ( Wompsikuk Clan) Eagle Simon/Gardner
Vice Chairman Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson ( Wompsikuk Clan ) Eagle Simon/Gardner
Tribal Council Chief Harry Running Elk Taylor ( Tommuck Clan ) Beaver Cuffee/Pequit
Tribal Council Chief Ken Stonewolf Lyons ( Mosq Clan) Bear Perry
Tribal Council Chief Daryn Roderick (Mosq Clan) Bear Perry
Tribal Council Chief Duane Shepard Ousamequin the 3rd ( Turtle Clan) Crank
Medicine Man Andrew Noronha Medicine Bear Bear Clan
Each of the Council of Chiefs descend from the original clans of the Wattupa Reservation and Villages of the Pocasset Tribe.
Pocasset-Nemasket-Assawampsett of the Pokanoket Nation
275 B Indiantown Rd
Fall River Massachusetts
Satellite Office RI
807 Broad St Suite 402
Providence RI Hours 9am-5pm
401-413-2167 – RI
508-736-7423 – MA
6 Sherman Ave
Auburn, MA. 01501
Clan Chiefs Leadership Pictures
Left to Right Chief Daryn Watching Eagle Roderick Bear Clan, Chief Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson Eagle Clan Vice Chairman, Chief George Spring Buffalo Chairman Eagle Clan
Reservation Security & Environmental Officers
Chief of Security Dave Little Tree D’Brosca 401-263-2783
Chief of security police on reservation boundaries. Patrols reservation manages officers under his command. Coordinated with local police departments whom have no jurisdiction on reservation per treaty.
Deputy Chief of Security Daryn Roderick
Deputy Chief acts as chief in absence of Dave Little Tree manages officers under his command. Assists with policy and procedure on reservation. Currently career security supervisor in the medical field & former U.S. Marine.
Tribal Environmental Officer Ricky Leaping Deer. 781-254-3740
Former retired Federal Police Officer. In charge of hunting and fishing on reservation patrols reservation works directly with Vice Chairman on implementing policy and environmental procedure such as hunter saftey and firearms training. Issues tribal hunting licenses and record keeping of game harvests. Maintains trapping records. EPO enforces reservation regulations and safety.
Environmental Chairman Director. Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson 401-413-2167
Oversees wildlife records establish game harvest both hunting & trapping. Oversees environmental issues both water & waste on reservation. Former USAF Civil Engineering Team Prime Beef Environmental Specialist, USARNG Specialist. Former MA PAC Agent, RI State Constable, Owner of Federal Investigation Investigative Agency and Water Treatment Consultants.
Cultural & History
George Spring Buffalo: Land preservation Grant Writing
Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson: Cultural officer and land acquisition for tribe.
CULTURE & Language Program 2 Fridays Monthly 2017 MT Hope Neighborhood Community Center 199 Camp St Providence RI Friday of the Month
Drum Practice Tuesdays 7:30pm 199 Camp St Providence RI