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Pageant Exhibition Panel 08 - Third Chief and the passing the deed
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 08 - Third Chief and the passing the deed
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/lancaster/23.jpg
SubjectLand titles--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Deeds; Lancaster (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; Prescott, James
DescriptionThe Third Chief of the Nashaway Indian Tribe looking at the deed to the land that makes up Lancaster during Episode 2, Settlement of Lancaster, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. The purchase of the eighty square miles that made up Lancaster took place sometime between 1643 and 1653. Local tradition says that part of the purchase price was a gallon of rum and two black bulls. The Third Chief, played by Alfred Montgomery, stands with his arms crossed as the Clerk of Writs, Ralph Houghton, played by Edward L. Brockelmann, holds up the deed to the land of Lancaster. John Prescott, played by Rev. Abbott Peterson, and Hooker Osgood, played by Arthur G. Chickering, stand alongside. 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. Purchase of Land.
CreatorSears, Richard
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org/
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
Date1912-07-04
TypeImage, Text
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier1912-PAG-08
SourceImage is the eighth photograph in the Lancaster Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant Exhibition created by the Thayer Memorial Library.
Languageen-US
RelationFrom the archives at the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts. http://thayermemoriallibrary.org
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