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Indians attacked a group of English settlers moving their grain to a safer spot in 1676 during King Philip's War (1675-1676) in what is now South Deerfield, Massachusetts. They almost wiped out the English soldiers and settlers near a small stream that afterwards became known as Bloody Brook. One hundred years later, a local man digging a well found this knife on the site of the attack. The knife was made in France and its design dates back to the 1670-75 period.