e town treasurer allows £ 1 per wolf for 52 wolves killed by Englishmen, but an Indian for the same service gets only half price.
In 1696, the reward for killing 76 wolves was 13s. 4d. per head.
Bears also roamed in the woods, and persons were sometimes killed by them, but the appearance of a bear in 1754 in what is now East Cambridge was remarked upon as extraordinary.
The nearest Indian tribe dwelt to the west of Mystic Pond, and was governed by a squaw sachem.
The land occupied by Cambridge was bought of this tribe, apparently for £ 10 beside an annual present of a coat to the squaw sachem during her lifetime.
The relations between white men and red men were friendly.
In 1644, these Mystic Indians voluntarily put themselves under the protection and jurisdiction of the English government at Boston.
Eliot's first sermon to the Indians was preached in 1646 at Nonantum, south of Charles River, and at that time within the limits of Cambridge.
More than 1000 Indians in the cou