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Sketch of the Brothertown Indians by Thomas Commuck – Aug 22, 1855

The 8 page article on the trials and history of the Brothertown Indian Nation was Published in 1859 by the Wisconsin Historical Society

It is a well known fact in American history, that at the time of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth Rock, there were several powerful Indian tribes inhabiting the Atlantic coast in the state of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. It is equally well known, that fierce and bloody wars were waged and carried on between the whites and said tribes, until the latter became nearly extinct, and those who survived were so crushed in spirit as to excite no fear, and as little notice or interest in the public mind at that time….”