The Abnakis and Their History

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byEugene Vetromile

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. PRESENT CONDITION OF THE INDIANS. »AYING given a few historical notices of the ancient inhabitants of Acadia, I think proper to make a few remarks on the present native Americans of the State of Maine and British Provinces, which, with a part of Lower Canada, covers all the ground formerly called Acadia. In the State of Maine there are two small tribes of about five hundred individuals each, called the Penobscot and the Passamaquoddy tribes. The former live on several islands of the Penobscot River, the latter on the western shore of the Passamaquoddy Bay, and on the Schoodic Lakes. The Penobscot Indians have a small and rather good-looking village on an island called Indian Island, opposite to Old-Town. This village is composed of about thirty wooden houses, some of which are well and neatly built. It has a Catholic church, a townhall, and a school-house. This village is regularly built on the southern shore of the island, with a square between the church, the townhall, school-house, and two rows of houses on the northern side. The graveyard is on a neck of land between two parts of the village. There are besides several houses scattered on the island. The church is good looking and well built, with a steeple and a bell to it, and is dedicated to St. Anne. It was built about thirty years ago by Rev. Virgil Barber, who succeeded Rev. Mr. Romagne in the charge of the Penobscot Mission, and occupies nearly the same site as the old church, built by Rev. John Louis Lefebvre Chevcrus, afterwards Bishop of Boston, and Cardinal. In the inside, there is a gallery for singers, pews, and a good sanctuary. Over the altar there is an altar-piece representing the Assumption of the B. Y. Mary of nearly lifesize, rising from the tomb where she had been depos...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. PRESENT CONDITION OF THE INDIANS. »AYING given a few historical notices of the ancient inhabitants of Acadia, I think p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217884873

ISBN - 13:9780217884877

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