Kutaputush, Thank you to all who have supported the t-shirt sales, raffle sales, donated and sponsored so far! We are currently at $78,000! We are hoping to raise a total of $80,000 for the monument and additional benches. Only $2,000 to go!

Kutaputush, Aquené kah Noonantam- Thanks, Peace & Blessing!


Dear Friend,


Join us by supporting the creation of a Native American Veteran’s Monument at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island. This project is led by the Honoring Indigenous Veterans Committee and is a project of the Tomaquag Museum’s Indigenous Empowerment Network. Tomaquag Museum, a 2016 Institute of Museum & Library Services National Medal winner, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a GuideStar platinum rating, and ensures fiscal responsibility and transparency. Our goal is $80,000 which includes addition of benches.


We created a committee named Honoring Indigenous Veterans of Turtle Island which includes Indigenous veterans, educators, artists, advocates and allies who are committed to the integrity of this project to ensure Indigenous Veterans are honored.


“We are requesting donations for an intertribal Native American monument.  It will be installed at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, in Exeter, Rhode Island.  Its purpose is to honor Native American Military Warriors, men and woman, who fought for our freedom in the wars for the United States of America.


My father served in the United States Navy and   also is buried in the R.I Veterans Cemetery where I am employed as a Cemetery Specialist. My father fought in three wars including: World War II, the Korean War, and in the Vietnam War. Presently, there is no monument to recognize or acknowledge or honor my father nor any other Native American veterans”. Charles B. Smith Jr. (Snow Bear)



Purpose of Request: To build a Native American Monument honoring all Indigenous Warriors within the US Armed Services interred within the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. These are the tribal nations found to date, we intend to honor all those who served-past, present and future.




All proceeds benefit the creation of the Native American Monument.

All sponsors will be recognized on the Honoring Indigenous Veterans Website, on the Ribbon Cutting Program booklet, on the signage for Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting, additionally they will receive invitations to the Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting Events.


Specifications for program ads will be sent to your business contact. For questions contact the committee at HonoringIndigenousVets@gmail.com or call 401-491-9063.



Please remit your payment  via Pay Pal link below or 


Please remit your payment  via check:

Tomaquag Museum

c/o Honoring Vets

390 A Summit Road

Exeter, RI 02822


In gratitude,

Charles B. Smith Jr., Seaconke Wampanoag Tribal Nation

Lorén M. Spears, Narragansett Tribal Nation

Maija Hill, Narragansett Tribal Nation* 

Silvermoon LaRose, Narragansett Tribal Nation

Darlene Bruce-Spencer, Treasurer, Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation 

Maryann Mathews, Manissean Tribal Council

John Pompey, Narragansett Tribal Nation* 

Ilana Rose, South County Sunrise

Angel Beth Smith, Secretary, Narragansett Tribal Nation

Robin Spears Jr., Narragansett Tribal Nation* 

Deborah Spears-Moorehead, Seaconke Wampanoag Tribal Nation 

Candyce Testa, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation*

Bella Noka, Narragansett Tribal Nation

Randy Noka, Narragansett Tribal Nation

Bobby Jones, Narragansett Tribal Nation

Kristine Jones, Seaconke Wampanoag Pokanoket Tribal Nation 

Chrystal Mars Baker, Narragansett Tribal Nation