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Pageant Exhibition Panel 12 - Nashaway Indians during the attack on Lancaster, Massachusetts
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 12 - Nashaway Indians during the attack on Lancaster, Massachusetts
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/lancaster/27.jpg
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 one group of the Native Americans crawling close to the stockade while another group is shown running away. The attack occurred on February 10, 1676 during King Phillip's War, also called Metacom's War or Metacom's Rebellion, that 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. MASSACRE While firing on the left takes place by the first group of Indians, a second group is seen crawling stealthily along close to the stockade, and then lying in a compact group near the gate, while a third lot come running in from the right bearing brush and bundles of dried grass, which they set on fire and toss over the stockade and against the fort, which presently catches fire.
CreatorSears, Richard
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org/
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
Date1912-07-04
TypeImage, Text
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier1912-PAG-12
SourceImage is the twelfth 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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