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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 5 (ms158_b3f003_005.08.pdf)


On Sebattis diving for John Ross's anchor, see red book for 1891, p for Oct 10.

[The following sentence amended in pencil, and struck through in pencil:] My own strong impression is that father took this trip in the centennial year, 1876 {1874 or 1875 [struck through] }, & that the old governor died the year following. {He d. 1875 (Indian record) }

Sebattis told how there was once a council at Quoddy where the new party wanted to get some measures passed & their delegates started off in advance by Nicatonis [?] Branch & Fourth Lake. The old party heard of it that night and started a strong delegation to circle them by going up Main Stream and carrying into Upper Avery [?]. There was a moon & they pushed ahead by night, killed a moose to eat & got in first, but they were so enraged against the new party that they kept them close prisoners & threatened to kill them [struck through] tie them into their canoes & set them adrift at sea. Sebattis was one of the old party.

Marie Chaquot [name underlined] was the mother of Gov. Sebattis Mitchell. She was old and blind when seen in 1887, and old, thin, but fine-appearing woman.

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

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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