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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 7 (ms158_b3f003_007.12.pdf)

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nicknamed him Padouxi (Pahdoukseh?) {Ketukseh -}, Sleepy Head, a name instantly adopted by the tribe.

Joses was the factotum of Big Joe Nicola - He was a quiet, silent, little man, with a very happy disposition & a smiling face. He always wore a green pea-jacket reaching below his hips.

Once my father came very near shooting him at Brewer Ponds mistaking his bobbing black head for a bear - (Story printed in Forest & Stream; clipping in this book cover -

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Skimoon. [underlined] About 1887 I wrote down what father told me, that John (or Attean?) Skimoon used to live at Bald Hill, an Indian from another tribe, Mohawk I believe. He came up river intending to kill Piel Toma of our tribe. Brought brandy and intended to make him drunk and then murder him. Toma foresaw his purpose and got Skimoon drunk while he himself remained sober. They fought with knives and Toma killed Skimoon on the north bank of the first bend of the Souadabscook Stream. There is more about this in Bangor Historical Magazine & History of Penobscot County

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

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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