Resources for Natick history
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Natick history online - a work in progress
This page is the portal to our archive documents and digital resources that are available online. We are continuously adding Natick history content to our website, so please check back later if you don’t find what you’re looking for today. Let us know (CLICK HERE) if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
We strive to offer online a comprehensive range of content that explores and explains the extended history of Natick, including several thousand years in which Eastern Woodland cultures flourished in what came to be known as Massachusetts after the European colonists arrived in the early 17th century. Natick was a sparsely inhabited place on the western edge of English colonial settlement when Rev. John Eliot and the Algonquian leader Waban from Nonantum (now Newton) created the first “Praying Indian” Town here in 1651.