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"I was born a warrior; if warriors speak to me I will answer. Since none are present, I am honor bound to keep silent. I am to be executed. I like it well; for I shall die before my heart is soft, or I have spoken anything unworthy of myself."

Cannonchet, a Narragansett warrior at his execution
by Captain Benjamin Church, in 1675.


Mr. Matthew Thomas, Chief Sachem
Narragansett Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 268
Charlestown, RI 02813
(401) 364-1100

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