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Baron Jean Vincent de St. Castin was born in France and served in the French military in Acadia in the early 17th century.
He married a Penobscot woman, Pidianiske (baptized as Molly Mathilde) and was active in the beaver fur trade, establishing a trading post at Castine.
He engaged in many military skirmishes against the English for dominance over land in Nova Scotia and northern Maine between 1665 and 1712.
About This Item
- Title: Baron St. Castin (1650-1712)
- Creator: Charles E. Banks
- Creation Date: 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1670
- Nova Scotia, Canada
- Media: Ink on paper, etching
- Dimensions: 39 cm x 27 cm
- Local Code: 19220.127.116.11_Baron Castine
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Abenaki Indians--History--17th century
- Acadia -- History
- Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
- Nova Scotia--History--1603-1713
- St. Castin, Jean Vincent d'Abbadie, baron de, 1652-1707
- Indians of North America
- Wabanaki Indians
- Penobscot Indian Nation
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