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Massapequa

Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
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  • Ex-Student Arrested On Long Island For Columbine-Type Threat

    Ex-Student Arrested On Long Island For Columbine-Type Threat
    A teenager on Long Island was arrested after he threatened to go on a shooting spree at his former high school on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Nathan Myres, 17, of Massapequa was arrested Friday after he threatened to open...