When Roger Williams fled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in l636 to found a settlement he named Providence in a region that became Rhode Island, he was befriended there by the Narragansett Native American tribe and their sachem Canonicus. As the most powerful tribe in the area, the proud Narragansetts were highly respected by Roger Williams and the English settlers who followed him. The Town of Narragansett, is the namesake of the tribe. Today Narragansett is a small costal town attracting residents and tourists alike with its streaching beaches and beautiful attractions.

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