in Colonial New England - June, 1699

from 'America and West Indies: August 1700, 26-29', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 18, 1700, pages 494-505:

Having been with those barbarous Indians at the Fort at the mountains, June, 1699, I saw one named Esquire Tom bring in a scalp, which I suppose they did hang upon a pole, they hollowing and singing in great measure for the space of two hours, he having eight Indians with him, all naked and painted and having only bows and arrows. The murther was done on the Maryland side, for at that time a man and his wife was murthered, the woman, I suppose, being carried away into the woods and there destroyed, for nothing of her did I see.

cite as

Cecil Headlam (ed.), 'America and West Indies: August 1700, 26-29', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 18, 1700, volume 18 (London, 1910), p. 494-505. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547047590388 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: Colonial New England

Listening to

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rowdy singing performed by Native American Indians

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1699
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

British History Online, a digital library created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, includes calendars of state papers in which the listening experience was identified. Calendars are very detailed summaries of documents arranged chronologically, intended as a finding aid. Original documents are often held at the National Archives at Kew.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:26:31 +0000
Approved on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:25:41 +0000