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Dawnland Time Line - 1751 to 1763
The French & Indian War (1754-1763)

Last Updated Dec-2008

Period Summary - Wabanaki join forces once again with the French. When the dust and blood settles, the Wabanaki find they no longer have an ally in Canada and learn the French sold them out in the final Peace Treaty. France gave to England the lands belonging to their loyal Wabanaki allies without any consideration for the Wabanaki.

A Table of Events Affecting Wabanaki People
for the period 1751 to 1763 (French & Indian War)
with links to additional information
Date Event Location Notes More
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1751, Mar.4 Report ME the intentions of the Canade Indians, regarding attacks on the English, are not yet known to the Norridgewock Indians, who will inform Captain William Lithgow at Richmond as soon as they know  
1751, Apr.5 Committee Appointed to consider the final disposition of cases of those accused of the supposed crime (murder of the Indians at Wiscasset); also, the committee recommends the trials be held elsewhere than York County    
1751, May 15 Report Ft. Richmond ME William Lithgow reports an interview with several Canada Indians who visited him  
1752, Jun.12 Report Ft. Richmond ME William Lithgow reports that some Canada Indians are in the vicinity of the fort, but do not come near to trade  
1752, July Document NY Abenaki demand English stay away from Abenaki lands
1752, Jul.25 Report Canada Jean [John] Starkes and others are taken by the Abenaki of St.Francois, who have adopted them and are determined to keep them ... Abigail Noble is adopted by the Abenaki of Bequancour  
1752, Sep.1 Report ME William Lithgow reports that the Canada Indians will not attend the conference at St.Georges as a body, but that some individuals may do so  
1754, Feb.4 Letter NH as to the murder of two Indians in New Hampshire and to the danger of the Indians' revenge  
1754, Spring Abenaki Trading with Phineas Stevens Fort #4, Charlestown NH  
1754, Apr.1 Letter MA to NH mentions the the murder of Indians at Wiscasset by the English and prisoners who were freed by a mob but charged with the killing of two St.Francois Indians  
1754, May 24 Document ? the Cagnawaga [Quebec Mohawk], Worenock [Bécancour] and Arssegunticook [St.Francis] are planning attacks on the English to repay for the deaths of two Indians the previous year ... several of the Canada Indians sent word to William Lithgow that the English were in danger as several of the tribes were planning revenge for the death of two Indians; hostilities are to be committed east of the Saco River; some of the tribes near Richmond are in favor of joining the Canada Indians  
1754, Jul.25 Document ME Chief Polan (Presumpscot Abenaki) is accused of many cruel and hostile acts towards the English  
1755, Jun.27 Letter Penobscot the Penobscot admit that their relations with the Canada Indians brought them into trouble  
1755, Aug.18 Letter Boston to the Penobscot Lieutenant Governor Phips urges that the tribes join the English in a war against hostile Indians, particularly the Arresaguntacooks  
1755, Nov.1 Proclamation of War Boston MA against the Penobscot Indians because they have broken their treaty by refusing to join the English in a war on the Arrasaguntecooks [other Abenaki]  
1757, June Death of Ebenezer Hall Matinicus Island ME  
1757, Jul.27 Report ME many Canada Indians are at Penobscot  
1759, Sept. French Quebec falls to the English Quebec, Canada    
1759, Oct. Robert Rogers' Rangers attack and burn the village of St. Francis Odanak Village PQ  
1763 Treaty of Paris Europe France gives Canada (New France & Acadia) to England
Wabanaki homelands included without Wabanaki consent
1763 Royal Proclamation of King of England English Colonial America Native land rights recognized
all lands not sold by Natives or Granted to someone by the King belong to Native people