Biographies and Legends of the New England Indians, Volume 1

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Old Saltbox Publishing, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 55 pages
A brisk history of the New England Indian from 6000 B.C. through the mid 1600's. Includes biographies and legends from the Massachusetts Bay Massacre and various tribes who settled in the New England area.

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Biographies & Legends of the New England Indians Vol. I – This is the first volume in a five volume set. I read this book as part of my research on the history of New England for a book I am working ... Read full review


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Mr Bonfanti was born in Wakefield, MA on November 16,1921, one of 6 children born to Corrado and Concetta Bonfanti. He attended Wakefield schools until graduating in 1939. He joined the US Navy in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945 as a motor machinist mate, 2nd class. Leo held a few jobs before taking the plunge into writing. In 1966 he wrote The New England Journeys which was published every month until 1968. At that point he began writing and publishing books on New England Indians and other related subjects including 3 cookbooks. During the 1970's he also wrote a column for the Woonsocket, R.I. paper on New England History, taught a course on Witchcraft at North Shore Community College, wrote and published the 350th anniversary book for Plymouth, MA, had his books made into lyrics played at Tanglewood and, up until his sudden death in 1981, was in the process of putting together a T.V. show. His wife and 2 children continue to live in the New England area.

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