Monday, September 08, 2008

The Hummock

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The small tree covered hill you see in Quincy Bay is called the Moswetuset Hummock. The name Moswetuset means roughly "house of the great chief". The great chief was Chicataubut and around 1620, he moved his people to this hummock to get away from the plague and other diseases such as small pox that killed about 90% of New England Indians.

1 comment:

The Lone Beader said...

That is something about Quincy I never knew!