Tomaquag Museum, an Institute of Museum and Library Services 2016 National Medal winner, was established in 1958 by Eva Butler, an anthropologist, in partnership with Princess Red Wing (Narragansett/Wampanoag). It is Rhode Island’s only Native-led museum entirely dedicated to telling the story of the First Peoples. Tomaquag Museum has a unique collection of cultural and archival materials focusing on the indigenous peoples of Southern New England and highlighting the Narragansett Tribe. This well-respected museum is visited each year by researchers, students, and travelers from across the United States and across the world. Through our Indigenous Empowerment Network, we empower native artists, youth and community through internships, museum careers, and arts business development. Tomaquag has over 50 cross-sector partnerships and serves the public through specialized projects, tours, exhibits, books, curriculum, films, lectures, and performances.