Indian trails about Springfield

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Title

Indian trails about Springfield

Subject

Native Americans

Description

Early accounts indicate that Indians were familiar with places often hundreds of miles distant and that they traveled over the same route in coming and going. Indians habitually marched in single file so trails rarely exceed 18 inched in width and they always followed the path of least natural resistance. Many paths were made by deer in their seasonal migrations.

Creator

Wright & DeForest

Source

Westfield Athenaeum Archives, Early Maps of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts

Publisher

Wright & DeForest, Springfield, MA

Date

1636

Date Copyrighted

1911

Relation

a page from Early Maps of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts

Format

Original File Size: 9 x 7 in.
JPEG: 2 MB
300 DPI

Identifier

Oversized, Maps. "Early Maps of the Connecticut Valley"

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Text

Early accounts indicate that Indians were familiar with places often hundreds of miles distant and that they traveled over the same route in coming and going. Indians habitually marched in single file so trails rarely exceed 18 inched in width and they always followed the path of least natural resistance. Many paths were made by deer in their seasonal migrations.
These trails were located by documentary evidence on old deeds and land grants.

Original Format

11 x 13.5" paper

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Citation

Wright & DeForest, “Indian trails about Springfield,” Edwin Online, accessed November 22, 2017, http://edwin.westath.org/items/show/135.

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