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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Museums of Old York
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Owner in 1924: Willam E Cleaves
Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.
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… irony considering the moral teachings of the Puritans that the New England people were supposed to exemplify.
… Congregational Church was the dominant church of Puritan New England, but after the mid-1750s, new denominations began to appear.
… is that religion, dating all the way back to Puritan education, was a very important goal, mostly for religious instruction, but it stuck.