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Stockbridge Indians. After the fights at Lexington and Concord, about fifty domiciliated Indians of the Stockbridge tribe, accompanied by their wives and little ones, and armed mostly with bows and arrows, a few only with muskets, planted their wigwams in the woods near where the Charles River enters the bay. They formed a company of minute-men, authorized by the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts. On June 21 two Indians, probably of this company, killed four of the British regulars with their bows and arrows and plundered them. On July 8, 1775, some British barges were sounding the Charles River near its mouth, when they were driven off by these Iy 8, 1775, some British barges were sounding the Charles River near its mouth, when they were driven off by these Indians. There is no record of their doing any other military service in the siege of Boston. These were the Indian savages brought down upon the British at Boston, alluded to in General Gage's letter to Agent Stuart.