Derby History Quiz

The question was: What was the name of the Indian tribe that lived in Derby before the white settlers arrived in this area?

The Indians that lived in the Derby area were the Paugasuck Indians.These Indians lived in wigwams and they hunted, fished, and raised crops for food. The Paugasuck Indians eventually disappeared from the area because they traded their land to the English settlers. The last known Indian family that lived in Derby was the Mack family. In 1833 most of the family members died of smallpox. The three remaining children left the area. It was never known what became of them.

Correct answers were received from:

CF Douglas
"Willy Wonka Jr."
Lori Veilette
Bradley School Fifth Grade
Henry Jemioto
Jamie Barriga
Randy Ritter

Marc Garofalo
Mark Anthony Izzo
Ellen Lenart
Rick Dunne
Marc Weismann
Bernie Williamson.

The quiz was produced by Mrs. Blackwell's fourth grade class at Irving School. This was quiz #5.

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