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Leeds, Maine

Last Updated Dec-2008

Wabanaki Family Names Known Here

Wabanaki Events That Occurred Here

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Ne-Do-Ba Comment - - - Pocasset is the name of a Massachusetts Tribe and we have found no documentation to suggest any from that group ever lived in Maine. Some of the locations mentioned may represent prehistoric sites rather than 18th Century sites.


The first settlers in this area were Thomas Stinchfield and his younger brother, Robert [Roger ?], both of New Gloucester. ... He [Thomas] took a most unusual attitude for those days, towards the Indians. He held that by a more kindly attitude toward them and treating by acts showing honest purpose on the part of the white men, they could secure their confidence and friendship.

On Dead River near what is now North Leads was located an Indian Village of which Sabattus was Chief. They urged Thomas to settle among them and offered to give him the land occupied by their village. He accepted the offer and the Indians moved their village to another spot in the vicinity.

Source: Lewiston Journal Magazine Section - April 17, 1954

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