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Six Places Renamed Out of Spite

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Many New England cities and towns have been renamed over the years. When the European settlers arrived, they usually changed Indian names to those from their home country. And then they sometimes renamed a place again. The Puritans, for example, ...

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Six Amazing Indian Women From New England

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Indian women faced double discrimination since the first European colonists arrived in the Americas. Many fought back against the prejudice that destroyed their traditional way of life. Some Indian women like Lucy Nicolar exploited stereotypes to put across a message ...

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Hartford’s Muster Day Murder of 1748

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Colonial muster days were generally raucous events, but a muster day murder was an unusual event, even by the rowdy standards applied to musters. Colonial era musters were militia training days. The militia members would gather from a region in ...

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