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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 5 (ms158_b3f003_005.05.pdf)

Sebattis was a great joker. "Look out for that log Sebattis." "Ah! You dont want it that log. He's wet that log. He dont burn." "There's a stone Sebattis." "Ah! that stone, he's too big that stone. Best way we don' took him that stone

Though a Penobscot Sebattis married {a daughter of the old blind governor John Francis} into the Quoddy tribe and lived at Pleasant Point for sixteen years. He spoke both languages & knew all that both tribes excell in doing.

He was a good boatman in quick water and a good sailor at sea. He could shoot seal and porpoise which few Penobscots excelled in.

He was governor of the Penobscots during the seventies & at the time of the Fenian outbreak {1866?} {of 1866} was sent to Caughnewaughe [? = prob. Kahnawake] to the council & to carry tribute [struck through] message. He was one of the last men ever sent with tribute [two struck through]. {Possibly he did not carry tribute [underlined] this time but he went to the council when delegates were summoned. Old governor was too old & he reluctant to go --

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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