NARRAGANSETT– Richard Vangermeersch has compiled and is distributing a book of 35 historical and literary readings on Canonchet, the Narragansett Tribe, and Canonchet Farm. He is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting, and current treasurer of the local advocacy group Friends of Canonchet Farm. Recently, he helped initiate the URI College of Business 75th anniversary and initiated the RICPA's 100th anniversary gathering. This year he has gone through the trouble of compiling readings about the Narragansett Indians from the past 300 years. What does he hope to accomplish?
Specifically, Vangermeersch, who recently spoke at the Peace Dale Library, wants a memorial to the Narragansetts at Canonchet Farm, a review of the "innocence of Rhode Islanders during King Philip's War," a dialogue between historically interested groups, and to determine whether or not a part of Canonchet Farm was once considered a holy site.
For more information pick up The Narragansett Times.