Cover

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Title Page

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p. iii

Copyright Page

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p. iv

Dedication

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p. v

Table of Contents

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

Anyone who embarks on a book project realizes that the journey could not have happened without the numerous people who provided valuable assistance along the way. This is particularly true in a cross-cultural collaborative project like this one. My deepest appreciation goes to the Penobscot Indian Nation of Indian Island, Maine, who contributed to Joseph Treat’s manuscript then and now. The...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-66

On June 2, 1820, Maine’s first governor gave his “state of the state” address to the new legislature in Portland. Governor William King declared that there was “no state in this union, whose inland frontier is more exposed . . . as Maine.”¹ Massachusetts and Maine both had urgent interests in settling the northeast boundary disputes with New Brunswick and Lower Canada.

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Journal and Plans of Survey by Joseph Treat—1820

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pp. 67-276

Bangor, 16th Sept. 1820 I this day received Instructions from His Excellency William King, dated the 11th instant, directing me to proceed up the Penobscot— thence through the Lakes and River St. John, &c. for the purpose of examining and ascertaining the quality of the soil and growth on the Public Land in that vicinity.— Agreeably to these Instructions, I make the necessary arrangements...

Appendix: The 1820 Treaty Negotiations between the Penobscot Tribe and the New State of Maine

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pp. 277-291

Index [About the Author]

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pp. 293-300

Back Cover

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