- Go to the People Menu
on the 1704 website, click Stephen Williams,
and read about him. Read all sections except the Epilogue.
Take note of:
a. What he did to help his family
b. His family's position in Deerfield society
c. His plans for the future
d. What his education included
e. His religious beliefs and the place of religion in his daily
- Once he was captured, what were Stephen's complaints? How was
he feeling, both physically and mentally?
- Now go to Meet the Five
Cultures and read about the Wobanakiak. Then click
Learn More About the Wobanakiak. Start reading
at the Ancient Oral Traditions section and read to the end of
the whole section. Take note of:
a. What a Wobanaki boy might do to help his family
b. How a Wobanaki child received his/her education and what
c. Wobanaki values and skills
- Go to the People Menu,
click Wattanummon and read about him. Be sure
to read the sections Wattanummon's People and Home, Traditions
are Passed On, Attack on Deerfield, The March, and Parting Ways.
a. Why do you think Wattanummon captured Stephen?
b. How did Wattanummon help his captive?
c. What skills and strengths was he looking for in Stephen?
Did Stephen seem to have any of them?
d. While still in Deerfield, do you think Stephen received as
much farming experience as other boys around him? Do you think
he did as much physical work as they might have done? Why or
e. Do you think Wattanummon should have kept Stephen? Why or
why not? If you were a Wobanaki and Wattanummon had given Stephen
to you, would you have kept him? Why or why not?
- Now read the Epilogue section of Stephen's life to find out
if he stayed with the Wobanakiak or returned home. How do you
think his captive experience affected him throughout his life?