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Windsor, VT

Last Updated Dec-2008

Wabanaki Family Names Known Here

Wabanaki Events That Occurred Here

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A party of Indians, fifteen, have been encamped at Windsor, during the whole winter, and the novelty of such a scene has excited speculation. They are part of the tribe of the Missisiques, who live a wandering life on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, and are on a journey to Hanover, N.H. for the purpose of entering a member of the family in Dartmouth College, but being overtaken by winter, they pitched their tents on the bank of the Connecticut some time in November, and have remained there ever since. The patriarch of the family is 73, and the candidate is 17, Say-so-saph Sa-ba-rese Al-anum. They have erected two wigwams in which they lived through the severe cold of the winter and without any other means of support than is derived from the manufacture of Indian articles. They have lived, however, in the midst of a wealthy and hospitable people.

Source: Green Mountain Democrat
April 3, 1835

Ne-Do-Ba Comment - - - Say-so-saph would likely be Jean Joseph, Sa-ba-rese might be Xavier, but we can not decipher the rest of the young man's name. It does not sound like any family name found at St. Francis, nor any of the Missisquoi family names we know about.

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