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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 6 (ms158_b3f003_006.05.pdf)

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Cat-pat. [underlined] There was a Restigouche Indian of the name of Quatre Pied, (or so at least he was always called by the Canadian French) but our lumbermen transformed it into Catpat. {But"Forelegs" was name of one of Col. Joe [?] Allen's Indians & John Blake's Roster for 1815 shows "Sebattis Legs".}

Brassoway Joe Tomah [all underlined], or Francis Joe Tomah, also called Black Brassoway, tall, thin, wore coat only without shirt, He had the ugliest wife in the tribe. Brassoway Jo's wife was called uglier than seven devils. father of one eyed Tom Francis, Horace Francis, and Mary Francis the slender footed girl who married a Joe Francis of the Quoddy tribe

Tomah Joe Tomah

Tomah Nicola, son {husband?} of Mary Melt Nicola -

Peol Squapence

John Benwit or Pennyweight (corruption of Benoît) great bear [?] hunter {A very old N.H. deed gives land for Peter Brassoway & Abigail his squaw and again for Peter Benwit}

Sockabasin Neptune, or Eagle so called to distinguish him fr. Soccabasin Swasin [one struck through then dotted underlined], or One Hand, brother of above. {One Hand was grandfather of Clara Mitchell Neptune. On One Hand talking secrets [?] to grandpa Hardy, see red book for 1891, p. June 26.} Gov. Soccabasin Swasin was a younger man - I remember both.

Newel Clossian, the great Indian doctor.

Sappial Pool Susap (never called Peol) {because his name was Paul". He was the artist Indian. He painted the picture of the Crucifixion now in the Indian church.}

Tomah Sebattis, a Lewiston [?] Indian

Sebattis Lobster = Dr. Sebattis Mitchel

Sebattis Wassus = Gov. Sebattis Mitchel

Attean Raccoon {was lame, stiff leg. Clara doesn't know his real name.}

Susan Raccoon

Louis Snake

Mitchel Chequot (Daylight)

Joses = Padouseh (Sleepyhead)

Joe Sepsis (i.e. Bird) brother to Joe Denny.

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

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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