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Identity of the Saint Francis Indians

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Using written records, genealogies, oral accounts, and linguistic analyses, the author attempts to link the Saint Francis Indians with their seventeenth century forebears. Despite gaps in the extant evidence, he postulates a relationship between the present population and the Sokwaki, Cowassuck, and Penacook tribes of the New Hampshire and Vermont upper Connecticut and Merrimack Valleys and, possibly, the tribes of the middle Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts and the Abenaki tribes of Maine as well.

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