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Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day: The History and Resilience of the Nashoba Praying Indians

September 30, 2023 at11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Strong Bear Medicine of the Nashobah Praying Indians and local historian Daniel V. Boudillion and learn about the enduring legacy of the Nashobah people, whose ancestral homelands include present-day Littleton and Acton. Prior to the founding of the Nashobah Praying Indian Plantation in 1654 by missionary John Eliot, Littleton was the location of the Massachusett village of Nashope. (Mystic, another Massachusett village, was located in present-day Arlington/Medford.) Strong Bear and Boudillion will discuss the Nashobah’s millennia-long presence on these lands, their journey of survival, and their thriving community today. 

Attendees may purchase copies of Daniel Boudillion’s book, History of the Nashoba Praying Indians: Doings, Sufferings, Survival, and Triumph, or bring their own for him to sign.

Co-Sponsored by the Old Schwamb Mill, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, and Robbins Library

Strong Bear Medicine is a well-known speaker, Native dancer, performer, and craftsman.

Daniel V. Boudillion is a Littleton-based author with a focus on Nashobah-Littleton 1654-1720. He is also a ceremonial stone landscape researcher.


September 30, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Robbins Library Community Room
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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