• Creator
  • Sears, Richard
  • Created Date
  • 1912-07-04
  • Description
  • The Third Chief of the Nashaway Indian Tribe looking at the deed to the land that makes up Lancaster during Episode 2, Settlement of Lancaster, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. The purchase of the eighty square miles that made up Lancaster took place sometime between 1643 and 1653. Local tradition says that part of the purchase price was a gallon of rum and two black bulls. The Third Chief, played by Alfred Montgome... more
    The Third Chief of the Nashaway Indian Tribe looking at the deed to the land that makes up Lancaster during Episode 2, Settlement of Lancaster, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. The purchase of the eighty square miles that made up Lancaster took place sometime between 1643 and 1653. Local tradition says that part of the purchase price was a gallon of rum and two black bulls. The Third Chief, played by Alfred Montgomery, stands with his arms crossed as the Clerk of Writs, Ralph Houghton, played by Edward L. Brockelmann, holds up the deed to the land of Lancaster. John Prescott, played by Rev. Abbott Peterson, and Hooker Osgood, played by Arthur G. Chickering, stand alongside.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. Pageant at Lancaster, Massachusetts, July 4, 1912. Settlement.Purchase of Land. Image is the eighth photograph in the Lancaster Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant Exhibition created by the Thayer Memorial Library. From the archives at the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts. http://thayermemoriallibrary.org. less
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