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Five deeds were supposedly drawn up by the English and witnessed by members of the Pocumtuck nation to transfer 8000 acres of land from Native American ownership to the people of Dedham, Massachusetts. This paper is dated February 24, 1667. The land is sold, but rights are saved by the Pocumtucks to fish in the rivers, hunt deer and other wild animals, and to gather nuts and berries.


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Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Chauk to Dedham residents

creator   Chauk alias Chaqve, sachem of Pacomtuck (1665-1703)
date   Feb 24, 1667
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   7.5"
width   12.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Deed
accession #   #L98.012

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Lot Survey of Deerfield

Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Ahimunquat to Dedham residents

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Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Chauk to Dedham residents

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