Mass. Town Weighs PC Revision of Its History

Residents of historic Deerfield, Mass., are deciding whether to revise a series of 200-year-old monuments that refer to Native Americans who raided their community as "savages." Some want to make the language less offensive; others argue the monuments themselves are historically important. Pippin Ross reports.

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Correction Sept. 29, 2004

This report incorrectly stated that most of the historic monuments in Deerfield, Mass., had been moved indoors. We also identified a woman who refused to give her name as a person of English descent — she is actually of Native American ancestry.

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