The Merrimack River by J. W. MeaderThe Merrimack River by J. W. Meader

The Merrimack River

byJ. W. Meader

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Pawtucket Falls.--Indians.--Canals.--Lowell.--History of Manufactures on the Merrimack.--The Concord River.--Its History.--History of its Manufactures. "the Indians in this neighborhood were sometimes called Pawtuckets, from the falls in the Merrimack of that name. Pawtucket means the forks, being derived from the Indian word pohchatuk (a branch). Pawtucket seems, however, to have been applied by the English rather to all the Indians north of the Merrimack, than to the particular tribe at the falls of that name." When the constantly increasing tide of population had rolled back from the original sea-girt colony, they found at the Pawtucket Falls. in the town which was afterwards" called Chelmsford, the head-quarters of a tribe of the confederated Pennacooks, with Passaconnaway as the sagamon. Then, as now, it contained a large community, was a place of great note and importance, supplied the community with sustenance; then, as now, derived its importance solely and entirely from these falls. This was one of the three great principal fishingplaces on the Merrimack, belonging exclusively to the confederacy which was under the rule of a wise and sagacious chief. In 1660, Passaconnaway, having reached the venerable age of more than fourscore years, appointed a day for the assembling of all the subordinate chiefs and principal men of the tribes of the Pennacooks, or Pawtuckets, as they were generally called by the English, for the purpose, voluntarily and deliberately formed, of abdicating in favor of his son Wonnalancet, which he did in the following speech, sometimes called his "dying speech;" but, as he was alive some years after, it may be more properly called his "farewell address" to his people:--"Hearken/' Said he, "to the words of your fathe...
Title:The Merrimack RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217601111

ISBN - 13:9780217601115