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In the 1704 Deerfield Raid, a group of French and Native Americans attacked the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and carried away over one hundred men, women and children. Over one third of these never returned home; among them was Eunice Williams who married a Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) named Arosen. Forty years after the attack on Deerfield, Arosen and Eunice visited her brother, the Reverend Stephen Williams. They gave him this red slate gorget, a decorative piece of armor worn to protect the throat.


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Red slate gorget

creator   Kanien'kehaka Mohawk
date   c. 1750
location   Kahnawake [Caughnawaga], Quebec, Canada
height   4.75"
width   2.25"
process/materials   slate
item type   Personal Items/Adornment
accession #   #1985.0716

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