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Pawtuckets or Pentuckets were in the area of what was to become Andover when the first Europeans settled. Passaconnaway was the Grand Sachem of the land that extended from Amoskeag and what is now Concord New Hampshire to the Merrimack River He proved to be friendly, but upon his death there were many wars until 1696.
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The Shawsheen River flows 25 miles from its headwaters in Bedford to its confluence with the Merrimack River in Lawrence. The river loses 70 feet in elevation along the way.   
 
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According to legend, the name "Shawsheen" is a Native American word meaning "serpent" or "serpentine", while other sources interpret the name to mean "Great Spring" and "Beauty's Pathway".
The Western [[Abenaki]] were under attack from the Iriquois from 1615 to 1670Some fled to Canada, others to the Merrimack River
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*[http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11P6L593U0375.22622&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=&term=&index=.GW&aspect=subtab783&term=&index=.AW&term=camp+in+the+bend+in+the+river&index=.ET&term=&index=.SW&x=0&y=0#focus ''Camp In the Bend of the River: Prehistory at the Shattuck Farm Site''], (Andover Room R 974.42 Lue), page 308 - page 315.
 
  
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*[http://www.shawsheen.org/recmap/InfoPage.htm Shawsheen River Recreational Map]
  
--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 12:01, December 18, 2006 (EST)
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*[http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eoeeaterminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Air%2C+Water+%26+Climate+Change&L2=Preserving+Water+Resources&L3=Massachusetts+Watersheds&sid=Eoeea&b=terminalcontent&f=eea_water_shawsheen&csid=Eoeea Shawsheen River Watershed]
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*[http://www.avisandover.org/shawsheenriver.html AVIS Shawsheen River Reservation]
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The Shawsheen River flows 25 miles from its headwaters in Bedford to its confluence with the Merrimack River in Lawrence. The river loses 70 feet in elevation along the way. According to legend, the name "Shawsheen" is a Native American word meaning "serpent" or "serpentine", while other sources interpret the name to mean "Great Spring" and "Beauty's Pathway".

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