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The Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation / Wattupa Reservation 

Descendants of the Nemasket and Assawompsett

 As Nutayunean ( We Still Live Here)

Descendants of the Algonquin Language Bands, The Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe is a member of the original Pokanoket Federation led by Grand Sachem Massasoit otherwise known as Ousamequin (Yellow Feather). The Pocasset Tribe encompassed present-day Tiverton, RI, and parts of Southeastern Massachusetts including Fall River, Freetown, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Westport, Swansea and Middleboro. The Pocasset Tribe was a first contact tribe headed by Chief Corbitant, father of Female Sachem Weetamoe, King Phillips’ Sister in Law. The Pocasset was one of the largest and most powerful tribes in the Pokanoket Federation.

Pocasset Chief Corbitant was one of the original signers of the 1621 Treaty at Plymouth with the Pilgrims.

Pocassets have maintained their identity throughout history and still, today possess the first reservation in this country, ‘The Watuppa Pond Reservation’ in Fall River and Freetown Massachusetts.

Our reservation is the only Pocasset Territory reserved indefinitely for the Royal Family line of Massasoit and their Clans. Today the Pocassets have a traditional ‘Clan Style’ Tribal Council of Chiefs that administrates the tribes’ day to day operations.

The Pocasset Tribe is true to its Eastern Culture and maintains a Pokanoket Nations Drum shared by the Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians in which we use the traditional Algonquin language, The Eastern Medicine Singers headed by Council Chief Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson. Our tribe stays true to our way of hunting, fishing and organizing the people to keep our traditions. We still maintain our ‘Original Sovereignty’ and we are members of ‘The Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes’ and ‘The Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians’, which promotes unity and collaboration with our fellow tribes.

We claim all Sacred Sites and Artifacts of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation as our ancestral lands and possessions.


Chairman George Sequan Pijaki – Spring Buffalo (Wompsikuk Clan) Eagle – Simon/Gardner

Vice Chairman Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson (Wompsikuk Clan) Eagle – Simon/Gardner

Tribal Council Chief Bob Wandering Buffalo Kelly (Tommuck Clan) Beaver – Cuffee/Pequit

Tribal Council Chief Justin Lyons (Mosq Clan) Bear – Perry

Tribal Council Chief Duane Shepard Ousamequin I (Turtle Clan) Turtle – Crank/Perry

Tribal Council Chief Lisa Woman Warrior Carlson Grey

Medicine Man Andrew Noronha ‘Medicine Bear’ (Bear Clan)

Each member of the Tribal Council of Chiefs descends from the original clans of the Watuppa Pond Reservation and Villages of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation.


Chief Daryl ‘Black Eagle’ Jamieson and Chief Duane ‘Yellow Feather’ Shepard

1st Light Powwow at Niswasocket 2016

Chief Ken Stonewolf Lyons-Bear Clan

Chief George Spring Buffalo – Eagle Clan

Left to Right: Chief Duane ‘Yellow Feather’ Shepard – Turtle Clan, Elder Chief Harry ‘Running Elk’ Taylor -Beaver Clan, Chief  Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson – Eagle Clan. 

Reservation Security & Environmental Officers

Chief of Security Dave Little Tree D’Brosca 401-263-2783

Duties: Chief of Security Police within reservation boundaries. Patrols reservation manages officers under his command. Coordinates with local police departments who have no jurisdiction on reservation per treaty.

Environmental Chairman Director – Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson 401-413-2167

Duties: Oversees wildlife records, establishes game harvest both hunting & trapping. Oversees environmental issues both water & waste on reservation.

Tribal Environmental Protection Officer – Ricky Leaping Deer 

Duties: In charge of hunting and fishing on reservation, patrols reservation, works directly with Vice Chairman on implementing policy and environmental procedure such as hunter safety and firearms training. Issues tribal hunting licenses and record keeping of game harvests. Maintains trapping records. Environmental Protection Officer enforces reservation regulations and safety.

Systems and Program Development – Duane ‘Yellow Feather’ Shepard 323 646-5247

Duties: Oversees the creation of Tribal Support Programs and Infrastructure Development. Develops Strategic Partnerships with Public Agencies and Community Partners. Chief in Charge of Covert Operations Prevention Services (COPS).

Algonquin Language Drumming


Eastern Medicine Singers

Cultural & History

Chairman George Spring Buffalo: Land preservation/Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust Inc.

Vice – Chairman Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson: Cultural officer and land acquisition

Eastern Medicine Singers