The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island Elects a New Chief Sachem

Anthony Dean Stanton

Published May 2, 2018

CHARLESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND – Last Saturday, the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island elected Anthony Dean Stanton to serve as Chief Sachem. Until his election, Stanton most recently as tribal adminstrator for the tribe. He has over 30 years of involvement in Narragansett tribal administration and tribal matters overall.

The Narragansett Tribe, a federally recognized tribe, consists of approximately 2600 enrolled tribally citizens.

The tribe has been without a Chief Sachem since the last term of Matthew Thomas expired this past October.

Each August, the tribe hosts what is billed as the “oldest recorded powwow in North America,” held on the Narragansett Indian reservation. This year’s powwow will be the 343rd Narragansett Indian Tribes August Meeting Powwow of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island on August 11-12, 2018, at the Indian Church Grounds (off Rt. 2) in Charlestown, Rhode Island.


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