• Creator
  • Sears, Richard
  • Created Date
  • 1912-07-04
  • Description
  • The Nashaway Indian Tribe encampment during Episode 2, Settlement of Lancaster, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. One tribe member makes a fire, while the rest watch. A Tee-pee is in the background. A colonist with a gun walks past the Nashaway chiefs who are about to meet with the colonists.The photograph is mounted on heavy cardboard and has text describing the activity and history depicted in the photograph. The t... more
    The Nashaway Indian Tribe encampment during Episode 2, Settlement of Lancaster, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. One tribe member makes a fire, while the rest watch. A Tee-pee is in the background. A colonist with a gun walks past the Nashaway chiefs who are about to meet with the colonists.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.Friendly Indians enter, showing great interest and curiosity in all they see going on. The food and the guns particularly interest them.The younger Indians begin a dance, -around their camp-fire; and, as it becomes more and more savage, John Eliot advances from the woods at the right, and reproves the red men for such riotous behavior.The Indians form a group with the settlers, and a second Psalm is sung. Image is the sixth 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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