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Although Nipmuc people have been thwarted in their attempts for federal recognition, two bands are currently recognized by the state of Massachusetts. Nipmuc communities are often descendants of what were called in the seventeenth century "praying towns"--communities to which they were relocated and encouraged or forced to learn English customs and language. These include Natick, Hassanamisco (Grafton), and Chaubunagungamaug (Webster).

Nipmuc Nation (Grafton)
Historical Nipmuc Tribe (Webster)
Project Mishoon
Hassanamisco Indian Museum

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Larry Spotted Crow Mann
Larry Spotted Crow Mann is a Native author and musician belonging to the Nipmuc tribe. At an early age, Mann developed a strong interest in his tribe and has since worked to educate the public about Nipmuc history and culture (Sacks). On his role of…
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