Our Beloved Kin: Remapping A New History of King Philip's War

Remove 10: Ashuelot Crossing

Mary Rowlandson noted that on this day, her party traveled only 3/4 of a mile, waiting until the next day to cross the Ashuelot River. They "pitched their wigwams" and encamped below the well-known river crossing. Mary took it upon herself to go back to the place where they had previously stayed, seeking additional food.

Looking at the Removes Map or the Storymap, you can see that this river crossing sits at the crossroads of multiple trails. One route led northeast to Ashuelot, a gathering place also located at the intersection of trails, which brought some of the people who gathered here on Kwinitekw into the Penacook country. Other trails led leaders and survivors north, to seek sustenance and sanctuary, as well as alliance, upriver.

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