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Indians at the Centennial

William Neptune, Portland, 1920

William Neptune, Portland, 1920

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Passamaquoddy Governor William Neptune, 45, and his family were on hand at the Indian Village at Deering Oaks.

The official Centennial program pointed out that Deering Oaks was "the scene of one of Portland's greatest Indian battles, a tablet erected there commemorating the event."

It also noted that "Bullets that were fired from the guns of the early pioneers in these engagements with the Indians are still found in the trunks of some of the old trees."