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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Indians of North America--History--1775-1800.
- Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians
- Penobscot Indians--Commerce
- Penobscot Indians--Food
- Penobscot Indians--Government relations
- Penobscot Indians--History--17th century
- Penobscot Indians--Writing
- Wabanaki Indians
- Neptune, Nicholas
- Moxey, Francis
- Lauoon, Nathan
- Lolan, Governor
- Layer, Francis
- Ninepence, Jo
- Blake, John
- Butterfield, Joseph
- Greenleaf, Samuel
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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