Passamaquoddy Indians (Peskěděmakâdi ‘plenty of pollock.’) A small tribe belonging to the Abnaki confederacy, but speaking nearly the same dialect as the Malecite. They formerly occupied all the region about Passamaquoddy bay and on the St. Croix river and Schoodic lake, on the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick. Their principal village was Gunasquamekook, on the site of St Andrews, N.B. They were restricted by the pressure of the white settlements, and in 1866 were settled chiefly at Sebaik, near Perry, on the south side of the bay, and on Lewis Island. They had other villages at Calais, on Schoodic lake in Washington county, Maine and on St. Croix river in New Brunswick.
They were estimated at about 150 in 1726, 130 in 1804, 379 in 1825, and from 400 to 500 in 1859.
The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes send to the Maine legislature a representative who is permitted to speak only on matters connected with the affairs of the Indian reservations 1. See Abnaki
- Prince in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc XXXVI, 481, 1897[↩]
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Looking for any history on my great grandfather Jean Baptiste Michaud.
My parents family was all around the Lewiston, Brunswick, Richmond area.
My Grandfather was Trefle Michaud. Not sure of the spelling of his 1st name. He married Aurora, not sure of her maiden name. And my dad was Reginald Michaud.
Thank you for any info!!
Hi my Grandmother was Coral Baird born, Sept. 20. 1895 – she told us she was Passamaquoddy but we were told not to talk about it when we were children. I am putting together a family tree for my grandchildren and I am hoping you can help. Her father’s name was Daniel I believe he was born around 1850.
hi my name is robert newton my great grandather was passamaquoddy.his name was george rufus bailey.he married a white woman named bertha.they had two daughters,grace…my grandmother..and esther.i’m not sure if they had any more children.grace had three children,george,walter and mary bailey…my mother.most of the information i got was from my aunt…georges wife,who has since passed away.my great grandfather was born in the late 1800s my sisteris doing a family tre and got stuck at george bailey on my mothers side.any information you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated thank you…….bob newton
I am trying to find my grandmother’s maiden name whom was of the passamaquoddy tribe my father’s mother. She passed away shortly before I arrived into this life but for some reason I feel like I must be so much like her I don’t know what it is but some things we just can’t explain. she married my grandfather whos name she then carried her and I am still today. Dostie. ??? I’m amy. 36 years old and would love to learn so much more.
MY GRANDMOTHER IS SAID TO BE A POSSAMAQUODDY ,SHE WAS A MEMBER AS A GIRL OF THE POCOHANTASES . AROND THE END OF THE CENTURY SHE WAS ADOPTED BY THE GROVER FAMILY IN OR AROUND BANGOR MAIN. WHERE COULD I FIND INFORMATION ON THE REAL NAMES OF THE ONES ADOPTED ,MY GRANDMOTHER WAS MAUDE LUELLYN GROVER……
hello,have done some research in new Brunswick,am glad to share with you.The porior(if this is mispelled please excuse spelling.,name is repeated several times in my searching of my family.miqmak,Acadian,etc.Also remember the whole upper part of what is now maine,was Canada/new Brunswick.
I was told by my father that my great grandfather married a Pasamaquody women. He was French Canadian, and his last name was Poirier, Are there any records of a Pasamaquody women marrying anyone named Poirier. My fathers name was Joseph Poirier, he lived in Massachusetts in till he died but told me his grandfather had come down from New Brunswick Canada.
Is there anyway I can find out this information, would there be any records left of my great grandfather marrage?
Respectfully Damien McLeod (born Robert Joseph Poirier)
Damiem…My Grandfather Is Passamaquoddy & French Canadian…From The New Brunswick Area…I Am Searching Myself