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  Native Americans: Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe
The Maliseet and Passamaquoddy, near relatives and long-time allies who spoke dialects of the same language, banded together against European and Iroquois aggression with their neighbors the Abenakis, Penobscots, and Micmacs.
Today the Passamaquoddy live primarily in the United States and the Maliseet in Canada, but the distinction between the two is not imposed by those governments--the two tribes have always been politically distinct entities.
Passamaquoddy history is interesting and important, but the Passamaquoddy are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday.
www.native-languages.org /passamaquoddy.htm   (969 words)

  
 Mi’kmaq / Maliseet / Passamaquoddy Integrated Natural Resource Management Policy
Pursuant to their jurisdiction, the Mi¹kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy enact this policy which will control the resource activity of the Mi¹kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy and ensure that the lands, waters and resources within their traditional territories are adequately managed and conserved for future generations.
The Mi¹kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy are committed to the principles of peaceful co-existence with the Crown and its subjects consistent with the treaty relationship.
The Mi¹kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy recognize that uncertainty and environmental variability must be accommodated and therefore, all management plans must be of sufficient scope to accommodate the uncertainty and environmental variability inherent in the resource sector.
www.rism.org /isg/dlp/bc/perspectives/mmp2.htm   (2041 words)

  
 Quoddy Loop--Passamaquoddy Tribe
One Passamaquoddy marksman is said to have stood on the shore in Machias, and -- at considerable distance -- shot the captain of the British warship, Margaretta, during the first naval battle of the American Revolution.
On the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation there stands a monument (placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution) honoring the Natives who fought with the Colonists against the British.
Occupation of Passamaquoddy lands by Colonial and Loyalist settlers, and reservations forced upon the Tribe, established a bleak social dependency for a people who were used to self sufficiency.
www.quoddyloop.com /pssmqddy.htm   (638 words)

  
 Passamaquoddy Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Passamaquoddies are an old, old nation, related distantly to the Abnaki and Penobscot.
The Passamaquoddy are believers in a power by which a song or chant in one place can be heard in another area many miles away.
A belief in the magic of the Thunderbird is held by the Passamaquoddy, because he can tame the winds alternating between calm and storms.
www.indians.org /welker/passquat.htm   (180 words)

  
 Abenaki
Amaseconti, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Maliseet, Ouarastegouiak, Passamaquoddy, Patsuiket, Penobscot, Pigwacket, Rocameca, Sokoni, and Wewenoc.
The Passamaquoddy and Maliseet continued to occupy the St. Croix and St. John Rivers respectively, while in Nova Scotia (Acadia) the French Acadians and Micmac patiently awaited their return to France rule and maintained an uneasy truce with the British garrisons in the area.
The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot were granted representation in the Maine legislature in 1823, but their representatives had no status except in matters concerning Native Americans.
www.tolatsga.org /aben.html   (9500 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Maine / Perry residents to vote on future of Passamaquoddy LNG terminal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Passamaquoddy Tribe members on the Pleasant Point Reservation have said having another community determine their economic future is difficult to accept.
Perry is a quiet community on Passamaquoddy Bay just north of the Pleasant Point Reservation and across the bay from the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Despite the offer, groups such as Save Passamaquoddy Bay remain ardently opposed to an LNG terminal, arguing the construction phase alone would attract workers from away who would overburden schools, housing and town services.
www.boston.com /news/local/maine/articles/2005/03/27/perry_residents_to_vote_on_future_of_passamaquoddy_lng_terminal   (474 words)

  
 Passamaquoddy on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Smudging ceremony sends soothing prayers ; The ritual, using smoke from sage, survives centuries of Catholicism among the tribe.
Passamaquoddy Tribe considers new LNG site ; Opponents say Split Rock, the proposed terminal location, is sacred.
The struggle to stay home ; Passamaquoddy Tribe members hope casino income will help them build businesses and allow them to remain in Washington County.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-P1assamaq.asp   (404 words)

  
 A Healing Spirit Is Transmitted To The Maine Woods
As the Passamaquoddy work to re-establish certain traditions and encourage healthy lifestyles, they must also search for ways to combat high rates of unemployment, alcoholism, and substance abuse, as well as their effects on children of the tribe.
For the Passamaquoddy at Maine's Indian Township reservation, the battle is made more difficult by the fact that surrounding Washington County is one of the 10 poorest counties in the country.
Taylor and Norman do not actually counsel Passamaquoddy youth because of unresolved legal questions raised by the technology, such as which state the counselors should be licensed in, Maine or Massachusetts.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/05.27/video.counseling.html   (1307 words)

  
 Multicultural Resources; Native American   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
They are from four tribes: the Passamaquoddy Tribe, based in Washington County at Sipayik (Pleasant Point) and Motahkokmikik (Indian Township); the Penobscot Indian Nation, based at Indian Island on the Penobscot River; the Houlton Band of Maliseets; and the Aroostook band of Micmacs.
Today, in addition to their reservation lands, the Passamaquoddy have purchased 134,000 acres of trust land, including 1,000 acres adjacent to Pleasant Point, 6,000 acres of blueberry barrens and forest located northwest of Indian Township, in western Maine along the Quebec border.
In 1972 the Penobscots joined their Passamaquoddy neighbors' land claim against the state In 1980, the tribe voted to settle their land claims in the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act, which gave the Penobscot Reservation all the powers of a municipality.
www.state.me.us /bds/mhservices/MulticulturalResource/NativeAmerican.html   (1900 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of North American Indians - - Passamaquoddy/Penobscot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The surviving Passamaquoddies and Penobscots traded furs with competing English and French traders until the French established dominance in the area in the 1630s.
The Penobscots' and Passamaquoddies' conversion to Catholicism by French missionaries fostered friendly relations with French officials during the colonial period, and these ties were strengthened by intermarriages, the most famous being that between Baron St.-Castin and Pidiwamiska, a daughter of the Penobscot chief Madockawando, but the degree of French control has been exaggerated.
During the Revolutionary War, the Penobscots and Passamaquoddies helped the Americans defend their eastern frontier, but the Indians' loss of land continued, with large cessions by the Passamaquoddies in 1794 and by the Penobscots in 1796, 1818, and 1833.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/naind/html/na_028100_passamaquodd.htm   (1025 words)

  
 Maine Indian Tribes
The Passamaquoddy belong to the Algonquian linguistic family, their closest connections being the Malecite, and their more remote relatives the Abnaki, Penobscot, and Pennacook.
The population of the Passamaquoddy was estimated at about 150 in 1726, 130 in 1804, 379 in 1825, 400-500 in 1859; and was enumerated as 386 in 1910.
Connection in which they have become noted.-The Passamaquoddy have given their name to Passamaquoddy Bay, which forms part of the eastern boundary of the State of Maine and are the easternmost body of Indians in the United States.
www.accessgenealogy.com /native/maine   (1426 words)

  
 Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Language (Maliseet-Passamaquoddy Language)
People: The Passamaquoddy and Maliseet tribes belonged to the loose confederation of eastern Indians known as the Wabanaki Alliance, together with the Mi'kmaq, Penobscot, and Abenaki Indians.
History: The Maliseet and Passamaquoddy people were closely related neighbors who shared a common language, but though the French referred to both tribes collectively as Etchemins, they always considered themselves politically independent.
The Maliseet and Passamaquoddy, near relatives and long-time allies who spoke dialects of the same language, banded together against European and Iroquoian aggression with their neighbors the Abenakis, Penobscots, and Micmacs.
www.native-languages.org /mali.htm   (696 words)

  
 Maine, New Brunswick, Passamaquoddy make great isolated destination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
With no fresh water, limited game, and a quickly depleted supply of firewood, the island could not sustain the settlement the French called Acadie, and by the time it was abandoned more than half had died.
Last year, members of the Passamaquoddy Nation joined in the 400th anniversary celebration of the arrival of the first French explorers on St. Croix, re-enacting the first contact between the Native Americans and the would-be settlers and performing traditional ceremonies and dances.
Stephen, with a population of around 5,000, is best known as Canada's chocolate town thanks to the presence of the Ganong chocolate factory, Canada's oldest, established in 1873.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05198/538058.stm   (1177 words)

  
 Pleasant Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation also known as SIPAYIK is located on the downeast coast of Maine between the town of Perry and the city of Eastport.
The JTC is also made up of the Indian Township Passamaquoddy Tribal Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Tribal Council (located 40 miles north of Pleasant Point).
Pleasant Point is located on the shore of the Passamaquoddy Bay in the State of Maine between the town of Perry and the city of Eastport.
www.wabanaki.com   (259 words)

  
 Stolen Land   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Passamaquoddy have lived in harmony with the mother earth and have occupied this watershed region for at least the past 600+ generations (12,000+ years).
The newcomers violate treaties with Passamaquoddy, they take our land, pollute the waters, deplete our food source, and make laws (in violation of treaties) that restrict our hunting, fishing, travel and trade within our homeland.
The result, the separation of Passamaquoddy families and the seizure of traditional Passamaquoddy territory.
www.wabanaki.com /stolen_land.htm   (395 words)

  
 Passamaquoddy Tribe v. Maine
The Passamaquoddy Tribe (the Tribe) sued to compel Maine and the governor of Maine (collectively, Maine or the State) to recognize its asserted right to avoid the prohibitions of Maine's criminal code, see 17-A Me. Rev.
The arrangement was designed to transform the legal status of the Maine tribes (the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation), and to create a unique relationship between state and tribal authority.
Among other things, the Settlement Act rid the State of all Indian land claims and submitted the Passamaquoddies, the Penobscots, and their tribal lands to the State's jurisdiction.
www.law.emory.edu /1circuit/feb96/95-1922.01a.html   (3892 words)

  
 Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
One of these is Eastern Algonquian, which today includes, in addition to Maliseet and Micmac, Abenaki in Quebec and Passamaquoddy and Penobscot in Maine.
Of these, only Maliseet, Passamaquoddy and Micmac are widely spoken.
Passamaquoddy is spoken in the St. Croix River watershed, in Maine, and Maliseet along the St. John River in New Brunswick.
www.gnb.ca /0016/languages.htm   (275 words)

  
 LNG Proposal Divides Passamaquoddy Tribe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Sipayik, one of two Passamaquoddy Tribe reservations in eastern Maine, is on Pleasant Point at the edge of Passamaquoddy Bay.
His main concern is basic: he feels the port would turn Passamaquoddy Bay—a lightly developed area where the heaviest industry is salmon farming and a container port at Eastport—into a heavy industrial area.
When the votes were tallied, Passamaquoddy voters had authorized the tribal government to proceed with negotiations by a vote of 193-132.
www.northernskynews.com /backissue%20pages/LNG%20Divides%20Passamaquoddy.html   (1080 words)

  
 XIX - THE PASSAMAQUODDY INDIANS IN THE FRENCH AND ENGLISH WARS-Continued
The Passamaquoddy and St. John river Indians participated in the succeeding events, and so aroused the ire of Gov. Shirley, of Massachusetts, that he offered a large premium for the scalp of each Indian warrior found in arms from Passamaquoddy eastward.
The Passamaquoddy chiefs were presented with laced blankets and laced hats; and, on February 23, the treaty was signed on behalf of their tribe by Michel Neptune, chief, and on behalf of the St. John tribe by Ballomy Glode, their chief.
The example set by the Passamaquoddy tribe seems to have been very generally followed throughout Acadia, tribe after tribe sending its delagates [sic] to sign the terms of peace and to bear away the usual presents, not forgetting a gold laced hat and blanket similarly adorned for each chief.
members.shaw.ca /caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Glimpses/XIX.html   (1625 words)

  
 Education World® : School Issues : Teachers on Mission to Save Heritage
The Passamaquoddy alphabet is displayed on the walls in some of the classrooms.
Though she was considered a top student on another nearby reservation when she was a pupil, she struggled after transferring to a public high school.
When Gracie Davis, the school's elementary native studies teacher, who is also a resident of the reservation, arrived to take the fourth graders to her classroom, they broke out of their end-of-the-day restlessness.
www.education-world.com /a_issues/issues188.shtml   (2239 words)

  
 CSI Whales Alive! Vol. VII No. 1 Passamaquoddy Harbor Porpoise Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In early October Passamaquoddy leaders met with federal officials to discuss exercising what the tribe considers a sacred right to hunt harbor porpoise in waters offshore of Maine.
Essentially they want to fish as they wish regardless of bag limits, seasons, size restrictions, etc., and are using the porpoise kill as a leveraging point to call attention to their claims of sovereignty and salt-water fishing rights.
NMFS' official but preliminary position was that the killings were illegal, and if the Passamaquoddy want to kill porpoises, they would need to renegotiate their treaty with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
csiwhalesalive.org /csi98104.html   (173 words)

  
 Burnt Church News-1999/10/06-Canadian Press
Burnt Church leaders decided against the moratorium as boats from the reserve were heading out to set more traps on a fickle day that alternated between light showers and soothing sunlight.
A native band in Passamaquoddy, Me., was threatening to make the dispute international.
The 200 Passamaquoddy in New Brunswick and the thousands in Maine say they don't recognize boundary restrictions between the United States and Canada and that they can fish in Canadian and U.S. waters.
www.rism.org /isg/dlp/bc/news/bc_cp_19991006_2.htm   (821 words)

  
 The Canadian Canoe Museum - Our Canoeing Heritage - Canoeing Cultures: The Passamaquoddy & Penobscot
Both the Passamaquoddy (meaning "pollock spearing place") and Penobscot (meaning "rocky" or "ledge place") peoples are members of the Abenaki Confederation, but are the only two that have retained land.
The Passamaquoddy tribe has 2,500 members on three reservations in Maine; the Penobscot tribe has 2,000 members on Indian Island, Old Town, Maine, its only reserve.
The French held outposts on both the Penobscot River and Passamaquoddy Bay.
www.canoemuseum.net /heritage/passamaquoody_penobscot.asp   (280 words)

  
 Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation, Maine : Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation, Maine : Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation
Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation is an Indian reservation located in Washington County, Maine.
Kuni's compassionate heart made it impossible for her to watch back upon the procession and, weeping aloud, limped away as fast as her.
www.termsdefined.net /pa/passamaquoddy-indian-township-reservation.html   (570 words)

  
 NativeLore:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
After a little while, these players said to each other, "It is time to go." They disappeared into their wigwams to put on wings, and came out with their bows and arrows and flew away over the mountains to the south.
A result was that for a long time air became stagnant, the sea was full of slime, and all of the fish died.
Legend tells us this is how the new Passamaquoddy thunderbird, the lone Indian who passed through the cleft, in time became the great and powerful Thunderbird, who always has kept a watchful eye upon the good Indians.
www.ilhawaii.net /~stony/lore90.html   (421 words)

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