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In 1704, a group of French and Indians raided the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and carried away over one hundred men, women and children. Over one third of these never returned home; among them was Eunice Williams who married a Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) named Arosen. Forty years after the attack on Deerfield, Arosen and Eunice visited her brother, the Reverend Stephen Williams. They gave him this red slate gorget, a piece of armor worn as decoration and to protect the throat.