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Sept 19: What Really Happened at the Falls?

posted Sep 14, 2015, 8:58 AM by K McLaughlin   [ updated Sep 19, 2015, 10:55 AM by Ashley Mark ]

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 Mapping the 1676 Battle of Great Falls/Wissatinnewag-Peskeompskut: a mid-term project update and panel discussion featuring colonial historians, tribal historians, and academics. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. 

Turners Falls High School Auditorium 
222 Turnpike Road, Montague, MA 

The purpose of this collaborative research project is to identify the likely locations of the King Phillip’s War (1675-76) Peskeompskut (Turners Falls) Battlefield and associated sites, including the Native American community Peskeomskut-Wissatinnewag through the examination of documentary records and archeological collections, collections of Tribal and Yankee oral histories, and the use of military terrain analysis. The project is intended to engage local officials, landowners and the interested public in effort to locate and encourage the protection of the battlefield. 

Hosted by the Battlefield Grant Advisory Board, a consortium of 5 Towns and 4 Tribes, and sponsored by the Montague Planning Department and the National Park Service Battlefield Protection Program.