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Hannah Dustin

Dustin, Hannah, b. 1657, d. after 1729, Colonial New England heroine. She was captured (1697) in a Native American raid on Haverhill, Mass., and taken up the Merrimack River to a place near modern Concord, N.H. While their captors slept, Dustin and 10-year-old Samuel Lennardson killed and scalped 10 of their guards, and with another prisoner returned to Haverhill.

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