Published DateNEW HAMPTON — The Native American History of New Hampshire will be presented by New Hampshire Humanities Council Scholar David Stewart-Smith at a meeting of the New Hampton Historical Society on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Nash Library.
The Pennacook Indians of the Merrimack Valley were the largest and most powerful coalition of native people on the northern New England frontier during the 17th and 18th centuries. They, along with their Abenaki allies from Maine and Canada, held off Europeans for almost 90 years. During this time, Indians and colonists exchanged and encountered each other's cultures, religions, trade goods, and even kinship.
The program is free and open; refreshments will served and their will be fundraising items for sale.