The photo you see on the right was taken by The Menotomy Journal. It is a sculpture created by the famous Cyrus Dallin. It is part of the Robbins Memorial Flagstaff at Town Hall in Arlington, Massachusetts. The sculpture is a symbolic memorial to Squaw Sachem. We're really not sure if she ever looked anything like that.
The other photo we feature on this website is another sculpture by Cyrus Dallin. It stands in Robbins Park between Arlington Town Hall and the Robbins Library in Arlington, Massachusetts. The work is titled Menotomy Indian Hunter and stands in tribute to the Massachuset who once inhabited that land.
Both works were created in the early 1900's during a time when far less was known about the Eastern Woodlands tribes. As a result, the sculptures are not accurate in style and dress. We picture them here because their power and beauty are remarkable and honorable memorials to the Massachuset -- and to all of America's First Nations.
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