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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Squamscott River

The river gets its name from the Squamscott Indians who called it Msquam-s-kook (or Msquamskek) translated as 'at the salmon place' or 'big water place.' Plentiful game, the marshes and lush river-fed vegetation, and an abundance of fish supported the northeast Native American Indians who were present in the region for thousands of years until English settlers displaced them in the early 17th century.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States of America
Copyright: © pete schramm