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Dawnland Time Line - 1722 to 1727
Dummer's War

Last Updated Dec-2008

Period Summary - A New England war with no European counterpart. The English had finally learned how to defend themselves in the Coastal communities. This allowed them to go on the offensive. The Abenaki suffered several major set backs and lost their beloved Priest, Father Railes.

A Table of Events Affecting Wabanaki People
for the period 1722 to 1727 (Dummer's War)
with links to additional information
Date Event Location Notes More
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1723, Jun.21-Aug.15 Raid Casco Bay ME five whites are slain by the Indians at Casco; seven of the Indians are decoyed and held aboard the sloop "Endeavour"; their return is demanded on the threat of war by Francis Brier (Indian) [probably Francois Xavier]  
1724, Aug English Attack Village Norridgewock ME Jesuit Priest & Many Abenaki killed, including women & children  
1725, Apr Reports NH scouting up the Merrimack River, Englishmen came upon deserted camps, disused carrying places, peeled trees and other signs of Indians  
1725 Battle Fryeburg ME area Lovewell meets Paugus, losses are probably heavy on both sides  
  Richmond, ME English establish a trading post for the Abenaki  
172? Dummer's Treaty New England English vs Wabanaki  
1725, Nov Conference Saguntacook? Arresaguntacook [St.Francis] are present  
1726 Attack Cape Porpus ME  
1727 Abenaki Letter Northeast Treaty issues addressed by the Abenaki
1727, Jun.21 committee appointed Boston to meet with the Kennebeck, Wawenock [Bécancour?] and Aresgontacook [St. Francis] Indians to ratify a treaty between them and the Penobscot Indians and to settle the question of the Eastern Lands as far as possible to the satisfaction of the said tribes  
1727, Jul.11-Aug.3 Conference & Treaty ? Sabatis, requested the English keep supplies at Brunswick, saying, "in cold winters and deep snows, my men unable to go to fort Richmond, sometimes suffer." and the appointment of Captain Gyles as truckmaster note - a person keeping a "truck" house or trading post