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GREENFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY - A Pictorial History of Greenfield, Massachusetts

Title: A Pictorial History of Greenfield, Massachusetts
Description: Greenfield, MA: Greenfield Historical Society, 1953. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Spiral bound. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with a spiral binding and cardstock covers. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is one tear to the front cover at the spiral binding. The text pages are clean and bright. "Pocumtuck Indians first settled and originally inhabited the Greenfield area. Native American artifacts found in the area have been dated between 7,000 and 9,000 years B. C. The Pocumtucks planted field crops and fished local rivers. Some sources claim that they were wiped out by the Mohawks in 1664 and that the land was left unoccupied. This theory may be an example of the principle of vacuum domicilium, a frequently used justification for the displacement of native peoples. Other sources show that the Pocumtucks joined the Wampanoag chief Metacom in August 1675 in the fight against English encroachment, indicating a continued presence in the area. The Pocumtuck also played an important role in the Battle of Great Falls / Wissantinnewag Peskeompskut on May 19, 1676, and tribal oral tradition indicates that following the battle, elements of the Pocumtuck fled to and were incorporated into the Abenaki people to the north and the Mahican people to the west." (from Wikipedia). Very Good .

Keywords: Massachusettsiana Greenfield, MA History City Histories Massachusetts

Price: US$ 30.00 Seller: S. Howlett-West Books
- Book number: 38463

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