Excerpt from The Indians of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Valleys
The intention at first was, to make this volume a part of the one soon to be published, of the old town of New Milford, but when the time came to put the matter into print it was found to be too cumbersome for one volume, and upon this it was determined, to add about eighty pages of matter concerning the labors of the Moravian Missionaries in Scaticook, Shekomeko, and adjacent places, and therewith make a separate volume. This latter portion of the book is taken from Loskiel's His tory of the Moravian Missions in North America, in which it is intended to follow his orthography as well as to reprint his language largely, throughout that part of the work. A considerable part of the first six chap ters of this book had been put into print by the author, previously, but considerable additions and alterations were made to them, and since by retaining them, an account of the Indians of Western Connecticut, upon a general plan of tribal union, could be secured, as had not heretofore been obtained, it was thought to be desirable that the whole should be presented here as a monogram, or brief historical outline of the tribes who inhabited the territory mentioned.
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