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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Document Type

Text

Identifier

29134-F013

Description

Correspondence between Virgil H. Barber and John G. Deane, Esq. Barber was a Jesuit priest assigned to Old Town until his recall in 1830. Here he transmits the Penobscot Tribe's answer to Deane's proposed sale of land.

"And what do white people suppose we must think when we see they wish to take from us one piece of land after another, till we have no place to stand on, unless it is to drive us, our wives, and our little children away? But if so great and so free a country as this would exterminate us, we have no chance anywhere else; we or our children must sooner or later be driven into the salt water and perish."

Exact Creation Date

11-5-1829

Language

English

Location

Penobscot County

Keywords

Native American; Correspondence; Land; Penobscot Nation

Disciplines

History | Indigenous Studies | United States History

1829-11-05  Letter from Virgil Barber to John G. Deane regarding the Penobscot Nations's answer to Deane's proposed land sale


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