1632The Sagamore Masconomet’s encampment at Town Hill (on the Ipswich River) was attacked by Tarrantines.People and Communities, Indigenous People's History

On the evening of August 8, 1632, a party of one hundred Tarrantine warriors who had canoed down the coast from Nova Scotia, the Canadian Maritimes, and northern Maine, attacked Masconomet’s encampment. During this time, Nanepashemet’s two older sons, who along with their mother had taken over as sagamores after Nanepashemet’s death, were visiting their kinsman Masconomet at Sagamore Hill (later renamed Town Hill) in Ipswich. Petuhanit, known to the English as Old Robin, warned John Perkins of the planned attack. Perkins raised the alarm and the attack was repelled with the assistance of John Winthrop Jr. Governor Winthrop sent his son with some men from Charlestown to scout out “Agawam” and “Chebacco” for plantations to prevent incursions down the coast by the French, and to notify English squatters that they were being evicted.

Lepionka, M. E. May 23, 2020. "The Story Behind the Story of Wigwam Hill": https://historicipswich.net/2022/05/23/the-story-behind-the-story-of-wigwam-hill/. “80 East Street, the Perkins – Hodgkins House (c 1700).” Historic Ipswich, 25 Aug. 2012, https://historicipswich.org/perkins-hodgkins-house-80-east-st/
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