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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 12 (ms158_b3f003_012.01.pdf)

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person lying down. This was not generally credited (says Lewey) until about ten years ago (perhaps 1908) the house next his (that is about 10 rods west of the church) was building, & when they dug the cellar they came upon the skeleton of a tall man, standing up [two underlined]. He had his ax, gun and kettle with him, the gun a very long old gun with a barrel fully five feet long. He believes the relics fell to Swason Francis.

At the Lower Lakes, at the Narrows at Ambajejus where the Ambajejus House used to be there was a pitched battle in which the Penobscots defeated the Mohawks. ["had a scrape there" was Lewey's word.} While on hunts he used to hear of single families being killed at certain places.

George H. Hunt tells of "the last story he heard," that is, of the last fight he knew of with Mohawks. They came down as far as Oldtown but by the Back Way. On the backside of the boom they built some rafts & were most careful of their chiefs. The Indians at Oldtown saw them & began fortifying where Lola Coley now lives, "last house on the left up a bluff, not the highest" "must be 100 rods or so below the Cook [?]"

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

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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