Nashobah Praying Indian Book Signing & Open House

Sunday April 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Littleton Historical Society, 4 Rogers Street, Littleton

Strong Bear and Dan Boudillion

Please join Strong Bear Medicine and Quiet Storm of the Nashobah Praying Indians at the Littleton Historical Society building on Sunday April 23 for an open house celebration of the newly released book: History of the Nashobah Praying Indians.  Meet and mingle with Strong Bear and Quiet Storm, and author, Littleton historian Daniel V. Boudillion. Have your books signed, partake of refreshments, and enjoy Native music performed by Strong Bear and Quiet Storm.

As many of you know, the town of Littleton was originally created in 1654 as the Praying Indian Plantation of Nashobah. Told in its entirety for the first time, this is the story of the Nashobah Praying Village and the Nashobah Praying Indians, whose descendants are still honoring their heritage and with us today.

Books will be available that day as well as on amazon.com

The History of the Nashobah Praying Indians: Doings, Sufferings, Tragedy, and Triumph by Daniel V. Boudillion

Register HERE. Acton Memorial Library: Thursday, May 11, 7:00-8:30 pm

Author Dan Boudillion will discuss his just-published book on the history of the Nashobah Praying Indians from the 1654 establishment of Praying Indian Plantation and their sufferings during King Philip’s War and exile on Deer Island, to the loss of their lands in 1736. The Nashobah village was one is the 16 “Praying Villages” established in Massachusetts in colonial times and included essentially all of modern Littleton. However, part of Acton was, and still is, on Nashobah Praying Plantation land!  Dan will share how the book came to be, and fascinating stories of the Nashobah Praying Indians who are still alive and a presence more than 350 years later.  Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event, as well as on amazon.com.

In-person only.

Review of Acton Area Archaeology by Kimberley Connors

Register HERE. Acton Memorial Library: Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

Kimberley Connors, a local archaeologist specializing in public education, will share the fascinating archaeology of our local environment, from the Native American arrival thousands of years ago, through the European contact of the 1600s, and into the Colonial and early industrial periods. This program can help us appreciate our local landscape and what it offered to newcomers
thousands of years ago and to those arriving in the last few centuries
as well.

Kimberley holds a MA from Harvard University and has worked on numerous sites in New England and the Middle East. Her research includes local sites along the Assabet River and Nashoba Brook. Her past Hidden History programs have been sponsored by Boston Public Library, Freedom’s Way, Friends of Pine Halk, and Iron Work Farm of Acton. Kimberley is the founder of Archaeology Outreach, which brings STEAM and cultural programs to thousands of students across New England. Her talk will be followed by a brief review of Acton’s new archeological protection bylaw, which was just enacted
last year.

In-person and live streamed on Acton TV at http://actontv.org/on-demand/livestream/public.