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1524
Verrazano explores NE coast

    

1603
Martin Pring explores NE coast

   
    
   

1614
John Smith maps New England

    

1616
An epidemic of uncertain cause devastates southern New England.

   
    
   

1628
Maypole at Mount Wollaston (Mass)

    

1629
Plymouth colonists estabish a trading post at Cushnoc on the Kennebec River in Maine.

   
    
   

1633
Small pox epidemic further decimates coastal Indian groups.

    

1635
Roger Williams founds Providence, RI

   
    
   

1637
Pequot War

    

1675
King Philip's War

   
    
   

1677
Surviving Indians confined to Praying Towns

    

1689
King William's War begins

   
    
   

1702
Queen Anne's War begins

    

1704
Deerfield Massacre

   
    
   

1725
Lovewell's Defeat at Pigwacket

    

1739
King George's War begins

   
    
   

1745
Pigwackets in exile in Massachusetts

    

1824
Lydia Maria Child, "Hobomok: A Tale of Early Times"

   
    
   

1829
William Apes publishes "A Son of the Forest"

    

1831
Mohegan Church built

   
    
   

1835
Rhode Island Historical Society collects materials from Indian graves.

    

1839
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Algic Researches

   
    
   

1841
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Skeleton in Armor"

    

1851
J.W. DeForest, "History of the Indians of Connecticut"

   
    
   

1869
Massachusetts enfranchises Indians

    

1875
Custer defeated at the Battle of Little Bighorn

   
    
   

1924
American Indians granted citizenship and the right to vote

    

1931
Gladys Tantaquidgeon (1899-2005) founds the Tantaguidgeon Museum at Mohegan.

   
    
   

2001
Peabody Museum at Harvard continues to repatriate human remains

    

2002
Church at Mohegan restored and museum installed.

   

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