Friday, November 20, 2015

Native American Sites on the Penobscott River and Maine Coast

From reader Teig Tyrson:
Hi Mr. Waksman, my 3 year research into the stone sites found in Bucksport, Maine is finally done and compiled into a research book with 3 other lost French and Native American sites on the Penobscot River and Maine Coast.  I believe I have successfully tied in Rhode Island to the lost city of Arembec,(Norumbega) and the Great Chief Basheba assassination, as Chief Nanepashemet sent a large war party up to aid the Penobscots being overrun by the Tarratines after their chief was killed.  This allows for a connection between the stone walls of Queen's Fort to my claimed stonewalls of Norumbega, dismissed as sheep walls by the preservation.  The book and bio can be viewed here:


The Liberal Malcontent said...
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JimP said...

Obviously I have to purchase the book to read it, but connecting Nanepashemet to the Narragansett is a bit tenuous. Nanepashemet was killed in Medford in 1619. The disease that killed anywhere from 75%-90% of his people occurred from 1616-1619. There was enough separation between Nanepashemet's people and the Narragansett that the Narragansett were untouched by that first epidemic. They didn't get sick. It is unlikely they possessed some special resistance to the bug, so one can only conclude that there wasn't a whole lot of interaction between the Pawtucket and Narragansett at the time of the Tarratines War. Unless you have a connection of which I am unaware which is entirely plausible.

Unknown said...

Long story, and tough to substantiate. The Micmac Tarratines were at war with the Penobscots, of which Basheba of Arembec was their chief. He was assassinated and Nanepashemet allied with the Penobscots sent a large war party up to reinforce the Penobscots. When the Tarratines learned of this they hunted him down and assassinated him as well. This allows for a theory that Queen's Fort built by Stonewall John or his masons may have been among the War Party sent up, to build a similar defense for what was left of the Penobscots after the Tarratine attack.