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One of the 5 deeds still around between English and Native American people, this deed, like the others, is written in language common in British law papers. It is odd that place names are called by Native American names. The payment to the Native Americans was 20 fadam. The deal was completed on July 22, 1667, several years before the first English settlers began to come to Deerfield, known then as Pocumtuck.


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Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Ahimunquat to Dedham residents

creator   Ahimunquat alias Meqinnitchall of Pacomtuck (1665-1703)
date   Jul 22, 1667
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   7.75"
width   12.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Deed
accession #   #L98.013

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Lot Survey of Deerfield

Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Chauk to Dedham residents

Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Mashalisk to John Pynchon

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