List of tribes and chiefs, 1726
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Captain John Gyles account of the number of Indians in each tribe age 16 and older and the names of the chiefs, dated 1726.
The largest tribe listed is the Penobscot with 130 members, followed by the St. John River with 100.
Gyles was an early landowner in the Pejepscot region. His father, Thomas Gyles, was killed in an Indian attack on Pemaquid in 1689. John Gyles, his mother and sisters were taken captive.
John Gyles represented the government in its dealings with Indians for some years and was superintendent of building Fort George in Brunswick in 1715. At the time this document was written, Gyles was commander of a military post on the St. George's River.
- Title: List of tribes and chiefs, 1726
- Creator: Gyles, John
- Creation Date: 1726
- Subject Date: 1726
- State: ME, NB
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 31.5 x 14
- Local Code: Coll. 61, Box 5/9
- Collection: Proprietors for the Township of Brunswick Papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Indians of North America--Maine
Tribes--United States--New England
Indians of North America--New England
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
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