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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 12 (ms158_b3f003_012.02.pdf)

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The rafts were built on the back side of Orson Island. The Mohawks landed their rafts on the head of the Island up near the Cook [?]. Most of the Oldtown Indians were at the sea shore fishing. The few left, just the women, armed themselves thoroughly and when they [the Mohawks?] got opposite Oak Hill and down as far as Joseph Mitchell's house they tried to cross the ravine. The Oldtown men opened fire on the Mohawks & a war chief [two underlined] was killed. The Mohawks buried their chief by night & disheartened, abandoned the war. The chief was buried on the easterly side where Joseph Mitchell's house is, across the lagoon. Lewey knows the story and adds that they took him up later & carried him off with them, and that that was the last time [two underlined] the Mohawks ever came.

Hunt knows nothing of tribute being exacted, but says the wars were long continued, constant warfare for years. When he was a boy, he thinks in 48 or 50, when Aittean was elected that some Mohawks came here and took part in the inauguration ceremonies. Think, this is the great occasion which Clara Neptune described

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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