From Andover Answers
Escumbuit, an Abenaki Indian and thirty of his tribeman tribe attacked and killed Pasco Chubb, an Indian living in Andover. In this attack Colonel Bradstreet and his family was captured. They were subsequently released.
Diaries show two different dates for the attack, according to Sarah Bailey. on February 22, or March 4, 1698.
The Abenaki Indians were being hunted to extinction in the mid to late 1700's for their scalps.
- Abenaki Warrior: the Life and Times of Chief Escumbuit, Big Island Pond, 1665 - 1727: French Hero! British Monster! Indian Patriot B Escumbuit, AB by Alfred E. Kayworth mentions Andover Reference Librarian Glenda Schaake.
- Historical Sketches of Andover by Sarah Loring Bailey, (974.45 Bai), pages 182 and 183.
- Article in Eagle Tribune, July 1, 1998, pages 25-26
- Scalp Hunters
--Eleanor 17:21, February 2, 2006 (EST)
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