Statue of Hannah Duston

Grand Army Park, Haverhill, MA 01832

Erected in 1879, this bronze statue commemorates Hannah Duston, a Haverhill woman who, along with 13 others in 1697, was captured by Native Americans. åÊIn a daring escape, Duston attacked her captors one night with a tomahawk. åÊIt was this courageous act that earned Duston later fame as her story was retold byåÊåÊNathaniel Hawthorne,åÊJohn Greenleaf WhittieråÊandåÊHenry David Thoreau.

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