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  • Indigenous History Program Zoom Recording
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    On Tuesday, February 27 the Sherborn Library, the Sherborn History Center and the Sherborn 350th Celebration Committee co-sponsored a program led by local resident, Doug Brown, entitled, "Honoring Indigenous History: the Eliot Indian Bible and the Natick Praying Indians." Focused on the history of the Indigenous Peoples who were killed or displaced when their land, now Sherborn, was colonized, Doug Brown focused the discussion on the Praying Indians, the history of the Eliot Indian Bible, and a summary of King Phillip's war, and its impact on the Praying Indians. He provided background about John Eliot, a minister from Roxbury, and Daniel Gookin, a government official, both of whom established Praying Indian towns across Massachusetts. His talk was designed to help stimulated interest in these underrepresented parts of our early history and to honor and respect the indigenous communities who are a part of that history. 

    Doug Brown is a healthcare executive at UMass Memorial Health in Worcester. He has been a Sherborn resident for 20 years and has a deep interest in local history. Doug is a collector of antiquarian books about early America, including some related to the topics he will discuss.

    To view the zoom recording of the program, please click here and enter Passcode: 8yPv04^F

    In 2024 Sherborn will celebrate the 350th year since incorporation. Come celebrate Sherborn all year as we learn more about our history and look ahead with pride to our future. Each month the Library will host a program in conjunction with the 350th Committee. Click here to visit the Sherborn 350 website that includes a list of all upcoming programs.