Hassanamesit Woods (Site Name Keyword)

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Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey, The Robinson Property (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jennifer L. Bonner. Elizabeth Kiniry.

Hassanamesit, meaning place of small stones and located in present day Grafton, was the third of fourteen Praying Indian towns established by the Reverend John Eliot in the 17th Century to convert Native Americans to Christianity. Established in 1645, by 1671 Hassanamesit contained sixty residents and was the second village, after Natick, to achieve full church status and build a meetinghouse. Based on research by UMass Center for Cultural and Environmental History (CCEH), the 200+ acre Robinson...

Phase I Archaeological Intensive Survey of Hassanamesitt Woods Property (2005)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jack Gary.

The Center for Cultural and Environmental History conducted a Phase I archaeological intensive survey of Hassanamesitt Woods property in Grafton, Massachusetts from October 2004 through January 2005. Documentary evidence has suggested that the property may contain remains of the church for the Praying Indian village of Hassanamisco, established by John Elio in 1660. Historical deed research has also placed several Nipmuc families on the property in the early 18th century, suggesting the area was...