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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Document Type

Text

Identifier

29134-F008

Description

Report of agents for the Penobscot Nation to the Governor and Executive Council regarding the decline in tribal fishing and hunting due to white settlement. Reports on destruction of fish stock by weirs and seines, destruction of crops by roaming cattle wading to the islands at low water, and the near-extinction of moose and deer, killed by settlers only for hides. Laments the sale of "ardent spirits" (alcohol) to the tribe and request Legislative action to remedy grievances.

Broad Creation Date

ca. 1823

Language

English

Location

Penobscot County; Old Town; Passadumkeag

Keywords

Wabanaki; Native Americans; Penobscot Nation; Fishing; Salmon; Weirs; Hunting; Alcohol

Disciplines

History | Indian and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | United States History

1823 (circa)  Report of Agents for the Penobscot Nation Regarding the Decline of Tribal Fishing and Hunting


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