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Pageant Exhibition Panel 11 - The Nashaway's attack
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 11 - The Nashaway's attack
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SubjectKing 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
DescriptionThe 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.
TranscriptionPageant 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.
CreatorSears, Richard
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
TypeImage, Text
SourceImage is the eleventh 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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