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Native American History Resources for the Merrimack Valley and Beyond

wannalancit historical marker Wannalancet On Wickasee Island (Now Tyngs Island) in the Merrimac dwelt  Wannalancet last Sachem of the Pennacook Confederacy. And like his father Passaconway a faithful friend to the English.  Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission 1630 -1930

Wannalancit Marker on Wicksee (Tyng's) Island

(Located at the entrance to the Vesper-Country Club, 85 Pawtucket Blvd, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 01879, GPS N 42 39.313 W 71 23.685)

Wannalancet
"On Wickasee Island (Now Tyngs Island) in the Merrimac dwelt  Wannalancet last Sachem of the Pennacook Confederacy. And like his father Passaconway a faithful friend to the English."

Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission 1630-1930

Groton

Groton

(Located at 142-154 Main Street  (MA-225), in the center of Groton, Massachusetts 42°36'26.1"N 71°34'11.5"W
42.607247, -71.569856)

"Settled as a frontier town in 1666 in the Indian region called Petapawag. When attacked by Indians of King Philip in 1676 all the houses but four were burned an the town was temporarily abandoned. Again attacked in 1689, 1704 and 1723."

Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission 1630-1930

Mansion House

(Located  Middlesex Road, Route 3A, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts)

"This Mansion was built in 1676 by Colonel Jonathan Tyng for whom this town is named. It was the northerly outpost to the garrison house which stood a quarter-mile down stream opposite Wicassee Falls and Island where the Pawtucket Indians were settled." 

Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission 1630 -1930