Category Archives: Massachusetts

First Bible Printed in US is Algonquian

The Elliott Bible, translated into Algonquian by John Elliott,  a Puritan missionary known as the “Apostle to the Indians,” was the first Bible printed in the colonies in 1663 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  John used this Bible in his missionary efforts. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Conundrum

First Thanksgiving at Plymouth Bay (1621) by Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914) Justin Petrone, like me, is a mixed race person with Native American ancestry, although unlike me, initially, he never thought of himself in those terms.  I’ve always known and … Continue reading

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Bet Ya Can’t Pick Just One….Name that is

Oh, my head hurts.  I’m busy transcribing away, working on the Massachusetts Indians who served in the Revolutionary War.  And then I find Joseph Nicholas Hawwawas. A long time ago, I learned that when I look at a record and … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Indians in the Revolutionary War

Each state in the DAR Forgotten Patriot’s book is arranged separately.  Quite a bit of history of both African and Native Americans relative to the war is given.  About 1700 total people of color were found to have served out … Continue reading

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