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Dawnland Time Line - 1764 to 1820

Last Updated Dec-2008

Period Summary - With the loss of their French allies in Canada, the Wabanaki People are left to survive on their own as best they can.

A Table of Events Affecting Wabanaki People
for the period 1764 to 1820
with links to additional information
Date Event Location Notes More
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1765, Aug.14 Conference Boston MA attended by a representative of the Arowseguntuc [St.Francis]  
1767, Jul.29 Document Maine a document from the Abenaki forwarded to Boston by James Flagg; they complained that certain of their tribe were robbed and murdered at Sebago Pond, they suspect Daniel Astin [Austin?]; Paul Higgins was the interpreter. A whole family was murdered - Joseph, his wife Molly-Aeneas [Marie Eunice] and two daughters, Hannah (aged 14), and Prasawa [Francoise] (aged 4).
1767, Sep.8 Letter Ft. Pownal ME 16 "Canada Indians" were seen near the fort and were arousing suspicion  
1767, Sep.10 Proclamation Boston MA offering a reward for the apprehension of the robbers and murderers of the Abenaki at Sebago Pond;  
1770's+ Interior Settlement Begins Western Maine frontier becomes safe from Indians!  
1772-74 Henry Tufts lives among the Abenaki Western Maine  
1773, May 4-5 Conference Boston MA with Joash [Joachim?], representing the Abenaki Indians of the Arrasaguntecook Tribe [probably St. Francis], with the Council; the Indians usually conferred with Sir William Johnson or with the governor of Canada, but since this affair concerned Massachusetts men, they decided to confer at Boston ... asking means to prevent the English hunters from killing the Indians; mentioned are two murderers, one of whom was in a Falmouth jail; a letter authorizing Joash to act for other chiefs who were ill at the Height of Land  
1775 Expedition Kennebec River Col. Benedict Arnold
1775 Correspondence Brownfield ME Local Abenaki React to the War
1775 Volunteers Gardiner ME to Cambridge MA Paul Higgins leads a group of Abenaki ready to fight against the English
1775 Population Northeast Abanakis still in place in ancestral locations at Missisquoi, Memphremagog, Cowas and the upper Androscoggin River
1776-1783 Revolutionary War Colonial United States Some Wabanaki men offer their services to the Americans, some remain neutral, while those living at mission villages in Canada are impressed into service against the Americans.
1781, Aug-3 Attack Bethel ME region Several men killed, Nathaniel Segar & other's taken captive. The event is now called the last Indian raid in Maine  
1796 Visits Androscoggin & Kennebec River Local historians claim Abenaki make their last annual visit as a tribe  
1805 Durham Land Grant Odanak Quebec 17 Odanak families receive land grants further up the St. Francis River at Durham
1812-1815 War of 1812 America Wabanaki men serve on both sides of the conflict
1815 Census Maine Penobscot
1819 Funeral Newbury, VT Locals turnout for the burial of "Indian Joe", a Rev. War Veteran
1820 Maine Statehood Maine Maine is no longer a part of Massachusetts
Penobscot & Passamaquoddy become wards of the State of Maine