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    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Ranger Curtis White demonstrates traditional blacksmith techniques.

Did You Know?

stone tools

At the time of English settlement, the native community in what is today Saugus was led by a woman known only as the “Great Squaw Sachem”. It was not uncommon for a woman to take the lead as sachem after her husband died. Our squaw sachem had several contemporaries; 3 in Connecticut, 2 in Rhode Island and 1 in Massachusetts. What did the colonists think of this practice?