Penobscot Nation

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The Penobscot Tribe is primarily associated with the state of Maine[1].

Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 840 1980: 398 [2]


Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Penobscot Nation
12 Wabanaki Way
Indian Island, ME 04468
Phone: 1.207.827.7776
Fax: 1.207.827.6042

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1775: ally of the colonials in American Revolution

1862: left the Abenaki confederacy of tribes

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Penobscot tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Penobscot Reservaton

Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records: Total area of = 4,446 acres    All the land is Tribally owned

Census Records[edit | edit source]

1971 Census. FHL film: 908374 item 1, 1972 Census item 2

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records and Census. FHL film: 962663 item 3

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 134, 12 July 2002 Available online
  2. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2 page 98-99

Bibliography[edit | edit source]