Obed, Tom

Tom Obed was a Niantic Indian from what is presently Lyme, Connecticut.  According to Jan early Eighteenth-Century account book, Obed, with other Niantics, exchanged at John Chandlers' trading post the beavers, bears, and deer they hunted and trapped. Eva L. Butler, "Some Early Indian Basket Makers of Southern New England," in Frank Speck, Eastern Algonquian Block-Stamp Decoration (Trenton, NJ: The Archeological Society of New Jersey, 1947), 42