By Elizabeth S. Chilton, Mary Lynne Rainey
An indispensible, up to date review of the archaeology of the local peoples and earliest settlers of jap Massachusetts.
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Records of missionaries reporting on Nantucket Indians are another source of general information about seventeenth- and eighteenth-century meetinghouses, which served to unite the various Congregational Indian 32 Mary Lynne Rainey communities across the island and to reinforce Native cultural identity (Philbrick 1994, 103). These reports were not intended to describe the human condition and in most cases are accounts of missionary success, such as numbers of Indian converts and numbers of meetinghouses.
A majority of the house lot was found to contain intact and potentially signiﬁcant archaeological deposits related to most of the occupation span (ca. 1690 to the 1840s) of the house. Most of the previously disturbed areas were of limited size and in close proximity to the house on the north (rear) and east sides, with the exception of several modern utility lines extending across the back yard from the northeast corner of the house. The specialized studies such as remote sensing and paleobotanical analysis yielded more information than originally expected.
In 1747, for example, the eastern Native Americans complained that they were prevented from worshipping on the Sabbath day because they were forced to row after whales all day (Starbuck 1924, 155). The case goes on to relate, “and nantuckket English men say nantuckket Indions are no christions. It is true we cannot be a true Christions for we haue no Books that we may haue under standing by them but we are willing to do what we can to serve God In all times Especially on the Sabbath days” (Starbuck 1924, 122, original language).
Nantucket and Other Native Places: The Legacy of Elizabeth Alden Little by Elizabeth S. Chilton, Mary Lynne Rainey