National Geographic : 1937 Nov
A BATTLE-SCARRED SURVIVOR OF THE DEERFIELD MASSACRE Firmly bolted, this door barred the attackers' entry into the garrison house (page 546), but Indians gashed a hole in it with their tomahawks (center), poked a musket through and fired at random, killing Ensign John Sheldon's wife. Later they entered through a back door. The powder horn (upper right) is a relic of the massacre. Beside it is a portrait of the Sieur Hertel de Rouville, leader of the attacking forces. Photographs by Harrison Howell Walker AN EARLY REAL ESTATESCANDAL ISMARKED BY THIS STONE The "Indian Walk" occurredin1737, near Wrightstown, Pennsylvania, when Thomas Penn, son of William,contracted with the Indians for purchase of a vast area of land. One boundary was toextend asfar as aman could walk in a day and a half. The Indians claimed that Penn's walkers ran. Anative said: "No sit down to smoke,noshoot asquirrel, but lun, lun, lun, allday long." In 18 hours about 66/miles were covered bythe fastest "walker."