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A Brief Note about Thoreau's Description of Chief Attien (ms158_b4f035_001.pdf)

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�Joseph Attien, last hereditary chief of the Penobscot Nation and first elected governor of the tribe, around 1862, when he was 33 years old. As a young man, Attien worked as a lumberman and in 1853 he acted as guide for Henry David Thoreau during the winter's hikes through the Maine Woods. Thoreau described Attien as "a good-looking Indian, twenty four years old, apparently of unmixed blood, short and stout, with a broad face and reddish complexion,... Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods [title is underlined in original] Boston Houghton

Description: A one page note about Chief Joseph Attien and Thoreau's account of him in "The Maine Woods".

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