List of tribes and chiefs, 1726

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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.

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  • Title: List of tribes and chiefs, 1726
  • Creator: Gyles, John
  • Creation Date: 1726
  • Subject Date: 1726
  • State: ME, NB
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 61, Box 5/9, V7, Page 395g
  • Collection: Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick Pejepscot Proprietors papers
  • Object Type: Text

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