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Pageant Exhibition Panel 11 - The Nashaway's attack

Pageant Exhibition Panel 11 - The Nashaway's attack

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Title:
Pageant Exhibition Panel 11 - The Nashaway's attack
Description:
The attack on the Rowlandson blockhouse during Episode 3, Massacre by the Nashaway Indian tribe, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. The photograph shows the Nashaways outside the fortifications of the blockhouse, some have gone around the edge of the fortifications and are about to confront the colonists inside the fortifications. The attack occurred on February 10, 1676 during King Phillip's War, also called Metacom's War or Metacom's Rebellion, which took place from 1675-76 between Native Americans and Colonists and their Native American Allies in Southern New England. Metacom, known as King Phillip to the English, was the grand Sachem of the Wampanoag Confederacy.The photograph is mounted on heavy cardboard and has text describing the activity and history depicted in the photograph. The text for this image has been transcribed. Pageant at Lancaster, Massachusetts, July 4, 1912. EPISODE III.MASSACRE BY THE INDIANS, 1676"At length they came and beset our own house, and quickly it was the dolefulest day that ever mine eyes saw. Some in our house were fighting for their lives, others wallowing in their blood, and the bloody heathen ready to knock us on the head if we stirred out." Narrative of Mrs. Rowlandson.
Creator:
Sears, Richard
Contributor:
Thayer Memorial Library
Date:
July 4, 1912
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Thayer Memorial Library
Collection (local):
Thayer Memorial Library Archives Collection
Subjects:
King Philip's War, 1675-1676
Massachusetts--Colonial period--1650-1675
Lancaster (Mass.)--History--1670-1680--Drama
Fourth of July celebrations--Massachusetts--Lancaster
Library exhibits--Massachusetts--Lancaster
Indians of North America--Massachusetts--History--Colonial period,ca. 1600-1775
Native Americans
Indians of North America--Nashaway
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Lancaster
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Notes:
Image is the eleventh photograph in the Lancaster Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant Exhibition created by the Thayer Memorial Library.
From the archives at the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts. http://thayermemoriallibrary.org
Language:
English
Identifier:
1912-PAG-11
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