Village over the woods on the border of Salem, Massachusetts
The Indian Village is a plain land near a river separate from Salem through thick woods.
The village consists of a cluster of huts made from reeds, branches and straw placed on a plain near a river.
Throughout the Salem series
After being severely injured in a violent battle against the French troops, John Alden was transported to the village where he was cared for by a shaman. Passing months in their company, John Alden began to fight against the British settlers as well, having discovered the inhumane way in which they slew the peaceful tribes the same way as violent ones. It was during one of these fights that most of the villagers were murdered, and John Alden was convinced to fight on the side of the Indian tribe that welcomed and healed him. John Alden, then, slaughtered the militiamen responsible for the massacre but wasn't able to kill William Hooke. (Cat and Mouse)
After being wounded by militiamen, John Alden stayed at an Indian village under the protection and care of a wise Shaman, and his daughter Sooleawa. Here John Alden learned of the terrible consequence caused by the completion of the Grand Rite, deciding to undertake the struggle to purge Salem from all the witches. To do this, he underwent a dangerous ceremony celebrated by the shaman along with other members of the tribe. During that ceremony, John Alden was invested with certain special powers conferred by the Great Spirit through an erotic ritual with Sooleawa. (Cry Havoc)
The next day, John Alden left the village to return to Salem. Before leaving, the shaman gave him three instruments of power. (Blood Kiss)
- John Alden: "No. They treated me with kindness and respect, and their holy men took an interest in me. I’m not even sure why or what he saw in me, but if he hadn’t... I’d be dead. So I lived amongst them. I shared their food and their shelter. I even hunted with them. One day, me and a few braves returned from a hunt to find the village had been burned to the ground. The women and the children, they were all scattered like dead, fallen leaves, slaughtered."
- Cotton Mather: "By the Abenaki?"
- John Alden: "No, militia. Our militia. Couldn't even be bothered to tell one Indian tribe from another. A red fog descended upon me, and it did not lift until I ran through those woods and killed every one of those bastards. Every one but one."
- -- Ashes, Ashes
- Although in some interviews the actors have referred to Native Americans as "Mohicans" actually the widespread tribe in Massachusetts Bay was the Abenaki tribe.
- In Ashes, Ashes, John Alden confessed to Cotton Mather he spent time with the Mohawk tribe, a Native American tribe hostile to the Abenaki.
- In The Real Witches of Salem, Ashley Madekwe mentioned the theory according to Tituba was a slave of Native American origin, belonging to the Abenaki tribe. For more information, see Tituba (Historical).
- In The House of Pain, however, she referred to herself as belonging to the Arawak tribe.