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THE BAY PATH
AND ALONG THE WAY

MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

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CHAPTER I

ABORIGINAL DOMAIN. A VIEW THREE CENTURIES AGO

Open lands.--Bush burning.--Park-like scenery.--Abundant fodder.--Hunting.--Fishing places.--Social gathers.--Times and seasons at the sea shore.--Other times inland.--Their paths located with skill.--A long-distance path.--A fort.--Description.--Location

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CHAPTER II

FIRST OVERLAND REMOVAL

The Connecticut Valley.--Made known by three Indians.--John Oldham's visit.--People interested.--Organizations for removal.--Watertown company.--Roxbury company.--Dorchester company.--Immigration.--Hartford.--Windsor.--Springfield.

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CHAPTER III

THE BAY PATH

In Hartford.--Windsor.--Longmeadow.--Springfield and Wilbraham.--Maps showing location of four records.

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CHAPTER IV

IDENTIFICATION

East line of Springfield.--Established 1685.--Perambulated in 1735.--Mark Ferry's 5th Div.--Location proved.

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CHAPTER V

IN MONSON

Map illustration.--E. E. Dickinson's farm.--Benj. Cooley's lot.--Elijah Hatch's house.--The Road.--Dea. McMaster.--Daniel Graves' meadow.--Joshua Old's 1st Div.--Hatch's brook.--Joseph Stebbins' grant lot.--David Morgan Sr.s grant lot.--Richard Fellows' grant, 1657.--Fellows' Tavern.--Location.--Nathaniel Clark's 2nd Div.--Robert Old's home lot.--George Colton's river lot.--Thomas Ingersol's lot.

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CHAPTER VI

BRIMFIELD

The Waddaquodduck Hills.--Interesting path.--Old-time appearance.--Steerage Rock.--Asquoash or Quabaug Old Fort.--Eliot's one thousand acres.--Old stone bound.

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CHAPTER VII

STURBRIDGE

Eliot's Indian grant.--Eastern bounds.--Gov. Saltonstall's two thousand acres.--Tantaskwee Pass.--The old camping ground.--Old Oxford path.

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CHAPTER VIII

TANTASKWEE IN NIPNET

Origin of name.--Noted pass.--Territory.--Tribe.--Natives.--Economic conditions.

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CHAPTER IX

ALONG THE WAY

Inhabitants become acquainted.--Grant of ye hill of Tantousque.--Original deed to John Winthrop, Jr.--Confirmed by old Nadawahunt.--Third and larger deed.--Prominent Indians introduced.

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CHAPTER X

AT THE BLACK LEAD MINE. 1644 TO 1664

Winthrop's agreement with Thomas King.--Visit of John Eliot.--Winthrop arranges with William Paine and Thomas Clarke.--Indian deed.

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CHAPTER XI

NADAWAHUNT

Welcomed the forlorn Pilgrims in 1621.--Signed a treaty.--Also signed treaty with Massachusetts Bay Colony 1643.--The Christian Nashowanon, alias Nadawahunt, the Ancient.--His son Nomorshet, alias Noken.--Grandson, Lawrence Nashowanno.--Also David, probably grandson.--His nephew.--Wetoleshen, his successor as chief of Tantaskwee.--Wascomos, son and heir of Wetoleshen.

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CHAPTER XII

AN INTERPRETATION

Ephraim Curtis visits Tantaskwee, 1675.--Comes to the Leadmine.--Curtis' Island, two or three miles away.--Report, dated July 16, 1675.--Second visit, reported July 24.--Found the Indians in the same place.

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CHAPTER XIII

AN HONEST MAN

Loyal Konkawasco.--The neutral Indians at Tantaskwee.--Natives destroyed.--Beginning of great westward flight.--"I am Konkawasco, let my people go."

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CHAPTER XIV

TOWNS

Southbridge.--Charlton.--Tradition.--Oxford.--Quabuag land.--Millbury.--Singletary Pond.--Indian relics.

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CHAPTER XV

TOWNS

Grafton.--Hannanmesit.--Westboro.--Jack Straw.--Wahginnacut.--Hopkinton

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CHAPTER XVI

TOWNS

Ashland.--Magunkaquog.--Framingham.--Beaver Dam or Indian's bridge.--Great John Awassamaug.

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CHAPTER XVII

TOWNS

Natick.--The first Indian Church in New England.--Description in 1670.--Deposition of Ebenezer Ware.--Newton Upper Falls.--Deposition of Nathaniel Parker.--Jamaica Pond.--Rev. Thomas Hooker taken over the road.

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