Indian corn for the Penobscots, 1810

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The State of Massachusetts purchased 100 bushels of corn and presented it to the Penobscot Nation as part of their treaty obligations in 1810. The document is signed by members of the Penobscot Tribe.

When Maine took over Massachusetts's treaty obligations in 1820, the yearly treaty annuities delivered to the Penobscots included: 500 bushels of corn, 15 barrels of wheat flour, 7 barrels of clear pork, 1 hogshead (cask) of molasses, 100 yards of broadcloth—one year to be red, the next blue—50 good blankets, 100 pounds of gunpowder, 400 pounds of shot, 6 boxes of chocolate, 150 pounds of tobacco, and $50 in silver.

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  • Title: Indian corn for the Penobscots, 1810
  • Creator: Greenleaf, Samuel
  • Creation Date: 1810-06-19
  • Subject Date: 1810-06-19
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-5824, Misc. Box 146/6
  • Collection: Frank T. Siebert collection of American Indian and American frontier materials
  • Object Type: Image

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