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Mass. Town Weighs PC Revision of Its History

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Mass. Town Weighs PC Revision of Its History

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Mass. Town Weighs PC Revision of Its History

Mass. Town Weighs PC Revision of Its History

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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.

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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