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by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Mashpee, Massachusetts, Praying Town Chapel

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first church 1670, present church 1684 by Deacon John Hinckley; oldest Native American church in the eastern United States; moved ca. 1717 to another site in Mashpee; before 1758 meeting house moved to present site, probably 1684 structure.

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