Chapel bell, Norridgewock, ca. 1700
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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Tradition has it that this bell came from the chapel that Father Sebastien Rasles had built in the village of Norridgewock in the early 1700s.
After a raid on the village in 1721 it is said one of the Indians helping to bury the dead hid this bell. It was found in 1808 under a decayed hemlock, taken to Norridgewock and later given to the Maine Historical Society.
Rasles (1657-1724) was a Jesuit priest living and working with the Native Americans in the late 1600s and early 1700s.
- Title: Chapel bell, Norridgewock, ca. 1700
- Creation Date: circa 1700
- Subject Date: circa 1700
- Town: Norridgewock
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Copper alloy, photoprint
- Local Code: A83*4
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Rasles, Sebastien, 1657-1724
Indians of North America--Maine--Abenaki
Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Indians of North America--Maine--Norridgewock--Indian Missions
Eastern Indians, Wars with, 1722-1726
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