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Petition from Inhabitants of Settlement on East Branch, Penobscot River
Fogler Special Collections, Text

Petition from the inhabitants of a settlement on the East Branch of the Penobscot River, to the Legislature of Massachusetts, regarding rights they were promised by the Proprietors, and asking for the help of the Legislature in providing for a school, a meeting house, a saw mill, a grist mill, and a minister of the gospel

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Land settlement
Settlements
State-local relations

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Petition for a bounty on wolves and bear
Maine State Archives, Text

Petition for a bounty on bear and wolves due to their destruction of settlers animals.

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Wild Animals
Animal Bounties
Bear
Environment: Fur trade, survival, industrial development, forest, conservation
Wolves
Farming/Agriculture
Hunting, Trapping and the Fur Trade
Settlements

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Two petitions regarding the construction of a dam across the Kennebec River
Maine State Archives, Text

Two petitions giving reasons for and against the proposed dam across the Kennebec River.

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Dams
Dams
Environment: Fur trade, survival, industrial development, forest, conservation
Kennebec River
Ecology/Energy
Fishing/Fisherman
Industry
Lumbering
Rivers
Shipping/Shipbuilding

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Indian Island, Old Town, Me.
Fogler Special Collections, Still Image

Postcard, "Indian Island, Old Town, Me." Shows the Island from the Old Town shore. Indian Island is the principle home of the Penobscot Nation.

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Indian Island (Penobscot County, Me.)
Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe

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The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

The Penobscot disaster is usually regarded as the worst American Naval disaster with the exception of Pearl Harbor. An accidental archeological discovery in the Penobscot River sheds new light on the desperate last moments of the worst defeat of the American Revolution.

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Penobscot Expedition, 1779
History - Revolutionary War
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

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Rolling back the frontier
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

In the 1600s, European settlers left everything they knew to take advantage of Maine’s abundant resources. Despite back-breaking work, a harsh climate, and cultural clashes, they successfully carved out a new life for themselves. But by the end of the century, most of them would leave Maine in fear and live for years as war refugees.

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Native Americans
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View The Elders Speak
UMaine Wabanaki Studies, Moving Image, 00:09:54

This segment features Ted Mitchell and Arnie Neptune, Penobscot Elders and Joseph “Cozy” Nicholas, Passamaquoddy elder, who passed on in July. All of the elders talk about discrimination, changes to their community and the loss of native language and traditions. All convey a message for the younger generation to remember who they are and the importance of their traditions to their culture and their future.

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Native Americans
Penobscot Tribe
Passamaquoddy Tribe
Wabanaki Tribe
Indians of North America - Social life and customs

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Pages from the 1900 Indian Township and Indian Island census
Maine State Archives, Text

1900 Indian Census - sample pages from the Indian Township and Indian Island census showing nativity of the Indian and parents, as well as the percentage of any mixed blood, along with occupations, etc.

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External Forces: economic, demographic, technology, disease, wars
Indians
Indians -- cultural relationships, traditions, adaptations
Indians of North America
Interracial marriage
Native Americans
Occupations

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Resolve granting two townships of land to the Passamaquoddy Indians
Maine State Archives, Text

Resolve granting two townships of land to the Passamaquoddy Indians. 7 pages

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Indians of North America Land tenure
Indians of North America Treaties
Conflict-Stability: control of Maine, land disputes, French-English-Indians
Indians -- land rights
Native Americans
Land Disputes

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William Allen's essay on Norridgewock
Maine Historical Society, Text

This essay describes the natural beauty of the area around Norridgewock, Maine. Also, William Allen describes the Abenaki Tribe and Father Sebastien Rasle's ministry with them. Allen gives the Indian Name to the area which seems to be, "Nanransouack".

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Abenaki Indians
Allen, William, 1780-1873 -- Prose literature
Indians of North America -- Maine -- History
Jesuits -- Missions -- United States -- Maine
Manuscripts
Names, Indian
Native Americans
Norridgewock (Me.) -- Description and views
Rasle, Father Sebastien
Rasle, Father Sebastien, 1657-1724
Sandy River (Me.)
William, Allen

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