Joseph Treat Journal

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Joseph Treat Journal

Creator(s)

Joseph Treat

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Maine State Archives

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In September, 1820, Maine Governor William King sent Major Joseph Treat (1775-1853) to survey the lands adjoining the Saint John and Penobscot rivers. The rivers were natural features that Treat could use to define and describe the northern reach of the new state of Maine. The border with British North America (Canada) had yet to be agreed upon. The area had been visited by French explorers and colonists, and it remained the homeland of the Wabanaki peoples, the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq. Relying upon the knowledge of his guide, Lieutenant Governor John Neptune of the Penobscot Tribe, Treat created detailed maps and wrote journal notes to describe Maine’s wilderness

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1820

Language

English

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