Daniel "Prince" Page, Indian - Fall River, MA
Posted by: RIclimber
N 41° 41.942 W 071° 05.474
19T E 325990 N 4618474
Quick Description: On Blossom Rd, just north of Indian Town Rd. Come in from the south!!
Very little is known about Daniel "Prince" Page, just one email that was sent to a local geocacher and posted on his cache.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2009 8:38:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM7ZFM
This was posted on a nearby geocache.
Daniel Page was the grandson of a native who fought in the King Philip War. As a reward for his service they were granted a portion of land that became known as the Watuppa Reservation. Daniel grew up on this land.
During the American Revolution, Daniel was in the command of Col. Barton, who was commanded to capture British General Lee encamped at a private farm in Portsmouth R.I.
Sneaking up on the house, Barton found that the building was shut tight and wanted to retreat before the change of sentry from Newport arrived. Daniel and Barton's Slave Toby chanced the encounter,broke the door down to Lee's chamber and captured him. After handing Lee over to Barton Daniel remembered that the sword (important to the surrender) was left behind. Daniel ran back to the house to retrieve the sword and gave it to Barton.
In a letter from Barton to General Washington,Barton told of the capture but not of the Indian and Slave who saved the day. For this Daniel was granted his freedom and returned to the reservation to live the rest of his days.
--Chief Everett Gray Fox Page
Type of Memorial: Plaque
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