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Pageant Exhibition Panel 06 - The Nashaway encampment
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 06 - The Nashaway encampment
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SubjectLancaster (Mass.)--History--1640-1660--Drama; Fourth of July celebrations--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Library exhibits--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Colonists--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Indians of North America--Massachusetts--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nashaway
DescriptionThe Nashaway Indian Tribe encampment during Episode 2, Settlement of Lancaster, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. One tribe member makes a fire, while the rest watch. A Tee-pee is in the background. A colonist with a gun walks past the Nashaway chiefs who are about to meet with the colonists. 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.
TranscriptionPageant at Lancaster, Massachusetts, July 4, 1912. Settlement. Friendly Indians enter, showing great interest and curiosity in all they see going on. The food and the guns particularly interest them. The younger Indians begin a dance, -around their camp-fire; and, as it becomes more and more savage, John Eliot advances from the woods at the right, and reproves the red men for such riotous behavior. The Indians form a group with the settlers, and a second Psalm is sung.
CreatorSears, Richard
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
TypeImage, Text
SourceImage is the sixth photograph in the Lancaster Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant Exhibition created by the Thayer Memorial Library.
RelationFrom the archives at the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts.
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