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Item 135885

Original Award under the 4th Article of the Treaty of Ghent, 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Location: Ghent Media: Ink on Paper

Item 102124

James Monroe to John Holmes regarding the Treaty of Ghent, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816-01-24 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 135927

Appendix to the American Agent’s Memorial, Treaty of Ghent, 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1695–1817 Location: Boston Media: Ink on Paper

Online Exhibits

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Fixing Borders on the Land: The Northeastern Boundary in Treaties and Local Reality, 1763-1842 - Page 4 of 5

"… of border-formation in the wake of the Treaty of Ghent. When it became clear that the commission process would not produce a result in the early…"

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Passamaquoddy Hereditary Chief Francis Joseph Neptune

"The Treaty of Ghent 1815 was drafted to determine the boundary lines between the United States and Great Britain Canada."

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

"… the remainder was subsumed into the Treaty of Ghent on December 14, 1814. Word of the treaty reached Hampden in February of that year."