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Massapequa

Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
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  • The God Squad: A test of sisterly love

    Q: I am Catholic, but my sister became a born-again fundamentalist Christian 11 years ago when she and her husband moved to Arizona. Soon thereafter, our father developed Alzheimer's disease, and since I lived nearby, the burden of taking care of my parents fell on my husband and me. Dad died in my arms.