Excerpts from Spiess Journal, Page 53

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Within the memory of some of the older people living in 1910, there were roving bands of Indians who lived here annually for a period of several weeks, selling baskets and other wares then moving to other parts.  One place was pointed out to me by several old men, towards Hillstown, west of that road on land owned by Ashael Keeney.  These were no tribes but remnants of all tribes that were left.
 
Mrs. Charlotte Henry (Negro-Indian) was a friend to one band known as Old Sal's of Bolton.  This band were Mohegans.  Other bands from Mohegan also came.  They camped near Mrs. Henry's shack in the woods. Made all kinds of baskets, brooms and whips.
 
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