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An encampment of Abenakis from St. Francis in areas around Greenfield and Deerfield caused local people some uneasiness when they were first discovered. The Indians were descendants of Eunice Williams, seven-year-old daughter of the Reverend John Williams, who was captured during the Deerfield Raid in 1704 and carried to Canada. Eunice married a Mohawk and spent her life in an Indian village in Canada. The twenty-five Abenaki were described in the article as "comfortably well off" with a good supply of blankets and robes.


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"A Visit "in the Gazette and Mercury Newspaper

publisher   Phelps and Ingersoll [editors]
date   Aug 29, 1837
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   2.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L01.008

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