Stiles' Notes on Connecticut Indians

Moose              mowwáu waus[1]                        
Farmington had forts[2] to defend against Indians within mother’s memory, forty, fifty years ago.
Quinnipiac or New Haven purchased of Montowese.  Mr. Prout[3] says he remembers forty Indian men in town in his memory and heard his mother[4] say there were one hundred men in her memory.
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Cataloguing:     416
[1] Williams gives the word moòs sóog “the great Oxe, or rather a red Deere,” by which he means a moose.  Cf. those Natick words proided by Trumbull for “moose” – mɷs, pl. mɷsóog; moòs, pl. moòsúog; (Abenaki) mȢs, pl. mȢsȢk.  Roger Williams, A Key to the Language (105).  James Hammond Trumbull, Natick Dictionary, 297.
[2] For protection against Indian hostilities, the English settlers in Farmington, Connecticut built a wooden fort or palisado that stood around their home lots until the late 1670s.  Individual houses were also fortified as places of refuge.  The Tunxis of Farmington had a fort in the open fields at Little Meadow for defense against other Indians as well.  After an attack by the Stockbridge Indians (1658), the Tunxis removed that stronghold to higher ground west of the Pequabuck Meadow where they also “set their wigwams.”  Christopher P. Bickford, Farmington in Connecticut (Phoenix Publishing, 1982), 43, 46.
[3] John Prout, Jr. (November 19, 1689-April 4, 1776)
[4] Mary Rutherford (February 1650-1724)