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Nicolls of Sachem's Neck By Patricia and Edward Shillingburg
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Stories of the Nicoll family members who lived between 1776 and 1899. They lived on Shelter Island, Manhattan Island, Bay Side and Mastic, New York. Charlotte Anne Nicoll, who lived from 1827 to... More > 1891, saved about 350 letters primarily to tell the story of her disastrous marriage to Solomon Townsend Nicoll. From these letters we have been able to draw happier stories. The seven children of Sarah Brown Payne and Samuel Benjamin Nicoll (2) are featured. This book is particularly significant because the Nicoll family is important in Long Island's history but the papers of the Nicoll family in Islip burned when the Historical Society building burned and the Shelter Island papers were burned when two Nicoll sisters in the early 1930s burned the family papers when the property was to be sold to Otto Kahn.< Less
Donehogawa By Burr Cook
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A short novel about a small group of men and boys who sail from Plymouth England and land near Cape Cod. They are all fleeing from perceived danger and have no plan to return. They meet with... More > adventure among the Pilgrims and the Native Americans of New England.< Less
Pentucket Girls Basketball 2010 Photo Yearbook By Newburyport Daily News
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Follow the 2009-2010 Pentucket Sachems girls basketball team as they battled their way to the state championship. This exclusive photo yearbook includes game stories from the Newburyport Daily News... More > sports writers and photos from their staff photographers.< Less
Mount Nimham: The Ridge of Patriots By Thomas F. Maxson
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Discover the story of the supreme sacrifice of the great sachem of the Wappinger Confederacy, the patriot Chief Daniel Nimham, an unsung hero of the American Revolution. Author Thomas F. Maxson has... More > now compiled the details of the struggle of the great sachem and his people in their fight to retain their ancestral homeland, and of their supreme sacrifice in helping to secure independence for all who have followed since. The many other patriots of Mount Nimham who have lived, worked, loved, and died on, and in the shadow of, the mountain that bears Chief Daniel Nimham’s name, are detailed as well. Familiar names, such as Smalley, Townsend, Russell, Cole, Hopkins, Hawkins, Light, Dean, and others, also live on in the grateful hearts and minds of the people of Kent for their patriotism and devotion to our town through the years. Follow their stories over the decades, as the mountain has been transformed from a farming and mining community in years past, to a spiritual and recreational mecca today.< Less
Mount Nimham: The Ridge of Patriots By Thomas F. Maxson
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Discover the story of the supreme sacrifice of the great sachem of the Wappinger Confederacy, the patriot Chief Daniel Nimham, an unsung hero of the American Revolution. Author Thomas F. Maxson has... More > now compiled the details of the struggle of the great sachem and his people in their fight to retain their ancestral homeland, and of their supreme sacrifice in helping to secure independence for all who have followed since. The many other patriots of Mount Nimham who have lived, worked, loved, and died on, and in the shadow of, the mountain that bears Chief Daniel Nimham’s name, are detailed as well. Familiar names, such as Smalley, Townsend, Russell, Cole, Hopkins, Hawkins, Light, Dean, and others, also live on in the grateful hearts and minds of the people of Kent for their patriotism and devotion to our town through the years. Follow their stories over the decades, as the mountain has been transformed from a farming and mining community in years past, to a spiritual and recreational mecca today.< Less
The Tuscarora Language By Chief Elton Greene
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Contains a list of over 300 vocabulary items in the Tuscarora language. Text version available at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tuscarora-Language/ Chief Elton Greene, born 1889, was Sachem of the... More > Sand Turtle Clan, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Sanborn, New York. A tape recording of the vocabulary was deposited with the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/guides/indians/info/sound.htm ITEM#4062< Less
Quick Guide: The Last of the Mohicans By College Guide World
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The story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War), when France and Great Britain battled for control of the North American colonies. During this war, the French... More > called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists. Cooper named a principal character Uncas after a well-known Mohegan sachem (a head chief) who had been an ally of the English in 17th-century Connecticut. Cooper seemed to confuse or merge the names of the two tribes—Mohegan and Mohicans. Cooper's well-known book helped confuse popular understanding of the tribes to the present day.< Less
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans is an historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known. The story is set in 1757, during the French... More > and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, the French depended on its Native American allies to help fight the more numerous British colonists in the Northeast frontier areas. Cooper named a principal character Uncas, after a well-known Mohegan sachem who had been an ally of the English in 17th-century Connecticut. By using this name, Cooper seemed to confuse the Mohegan with the Mahican, a tribe historically based in New York along the Hudson River, closer to the central Mohawk Valley territory he also wrote about.< Less