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Correspondence from Charles E. Banks to Fannie Hardy Eckstorm ca. 1915-1930, Part 5 (ms158_b1f005_005.03.pdf)

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I have been puzzled to account for this paucity of aboriginal land markers. There are no evidences of occupation, as shell heaps. Probably for the lack of clam "flats." As far as I know, no burial mounds have been located. Lever called it a deserted territory as far as Indians were concerned in 1624 but referred to their planting fields (?). Still they must have lived and died there. Finally, what do you say on Wannametonnemy? Yours Sincerely CE Banks

Description: Letters pertaining to Indian place names in Maine, Indian languages, and other matters relating to Wabanaki cultures and history.

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Date: ca. 1915-1930

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