Hannah Dustin (1697)

NH Historical Highway Marker #0049 raises disturbing questions about the role of violence, trauma, and racial identity in New England history:

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The text of this comic comes directly from the marker itself, found at the Boscawen park ‘n’ ride (map here):

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This is actually an incomplete (even misleading) version of the events!  Of course, the next step is to annotate this partial telling with details found in some contemporary accounts and more recent commentary, namely:

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