Pring 02 ~ Sassafras Bay

Pring’s crew find what they’re looking for on the New England seacoast …

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From the JOURNAL OF MARTIN PRING (1603):

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… and so the 17th century seacoast sassafras harvest begins in New England!  Actually, this bay where Pring’s men build their baricado is probably Plymouth Bay, in Massachusetts.  Nonetheless, Pring’s account provides one of the most detailed early descriptions of interactions between Europeans and Indians of the region, so we continue with the story as a depiction of the dynamics that would have played out along the NH seacoast as well.

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