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Manuscript Collection: Penobscot Questionnaire

Collection Overview

Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Colonel Goldthwait, who is also referred to as "Captain", questions an Indian who says he belongs to the Mataugwesauwack Nation located beyond the "great lake, meaning Lake Superior ... towards the setting of the sun." He describes the country, the crops raised, and the kind of fowl and animals found for food. He also tells of their way of life, marriage customs, and worship- or lack of it- and various other living conditions.

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