The Indigenous People of the United States
Discover interesting facts and information about the history and culture of Native American Indians and their tribes
This illustrated article provides interesting facts, information and a history timeline of the Native American Indians of Maine.
The climate, land, history, environment and natural resources that were available to the indigenous Indian tribes in Maine resulted in the adoption of the Northeast Woodlands culture
Discover the history, interesting facts and information about the way of life of the Maine Indians before the arrival of the white European settlers and colonists.
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History of Maine Indians
Factors that contributed to the history of the state are detailed in the History Timeline. The history timeline shows the impact of the new comers to the state.
Stone Age History of Maine
The American Native Indians who lived in what is now the present state of Maine led a Stone Age lifestyle - they only had stone tools and weapons, had never seen a horse and had no knowledge of the wheel. The history of the Maine Indians are detailed in this article.
Map of Maine
The map of Maine provides a bird's eye view of the location of the tribal territories and homelands of the Maine Indians in relation to the present day United States of America. The map indicates the location of the State and the American Native Indians of Maine.
State Map of Maine
State Map showing location of Maine Indians
Names of the Maine Indian Tribes
Maine is a state of the Northeastern United States. There are many famous Native American tribes who played a part in the history of the state and whose tribal territories and homelands are located in the present day state of Maine. The names of the Maine tribes included the Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, Penobscot, Míkmaq, Malecite, Passamaquoddy, Pennacook and the Penobscot.
History of Maine Indians - The French Indian Wars
The French and Indian Wars (1688 - 1763) was a generic names for a series of wars, battles and conflicts involving the French colonies in Canada and Louisiana and the 13 British colonies, which included Maine, consisting of King William's War (1688-1699), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744 - 1748) and the French and Indian War aka the Seven Years War (1754-1763). Various Maine Indian tribes were allied to the French and British colonies during the French Indian Wars which raged for nearly 75 years.
Fast Facts about the History of Maine Indians
The way of life and history of Maine Indians was dictated by the natural raw materials available in the State of Maine. The natural resources and materials available provided the food, clothing and houses of the Maine Indians. Fast facts about the history, culture and life of the State of Maine Indians. Discover facts and information about the history of the State of Maine Indians.
- Name of State: Maine
- Meaning of State name: Named because the state region is a mainland
- Geography, Environment and Characteristics of the State of Maine: Appalachian Mountains, some rugged terrain, long sand beaches on southern coast; northern coast is rocky and there are fjords.
- Culture adopted by Maine Indians: Northeast Woodlands Cultural Group
- Languages: Iroquoian and Algonquian
- Way of Life (Lifestyle): Hunter-gatherers, farmers, fishers, trappers
- Types of housing, homes or shelters: Chickees, Wigwams (aka Birchbark houses) and Longhouses
History Timeline of the Maine Indians
The history and the way of life of Maine Indians was profoundly affected by newcomers to the area. The indigenous people had occupied the land thousands of years before the first European explorers arrived. The Europeans brought with them new ideas, customs, religions, weapons, transport (the horse and the wheel), livestock (cattle and sheep) and disease which profoundly affected the history of the Native Indians. For a comprehensive History timeline regarding the early settlers and colonists refer to the Colonial America Time Period. The history of the State and of its Native American Indians is detailed in a simple History Timeline. This Maine Indian History Timeline provides a list detailing dates of conflicts, wars and battles involving Maine Indians and their history. We have also detailed major events in US history which impacted the history of the Maine Indians. The earliest Indian tribes were the Míkmaq of eastern Maine and New Brunswick and the Abenaki.
Maine History Timeline
|History Timeline of the Native Indians of Maine|
|10,000 B.C. ||Paleo-Indian Era (Stone Age culture) the earliest human inhabitants of America who lived in caves and were Nomadic hunters of large game including the Great Mammoth and giant bison.|
|3000 BC||Culture of the "Red Paint" people - their burial grounds showed that the graves were lined with red clay|
|1000 BC||Earliest Indian tribes were the Míkmaq of eastern Maine and New Brunswick and the Abnaki|
|1524||Giovanni da Verranzano explored the coast of Maine |
|1604||Pierre du Guast Sieur de Monts established the first recorded European colony |
|1675||The start of the 'Indian Wars' (1675-1760) which would include the French and Indian Wars|
|1675||The 'Indian Wars' commenced in the Plymouth Colony|
|1675||1675-1676 - King Philip's War. so named after Metacomet of the Wampanoag tribe, who was called Philip by the English. The war was bloody and bitterly fought by the colonists against the Wampanoags, Narragansetts, Nipmucks, Pocumtucks, and Abenakis. The Narragansett tribe were nearly exterminated during this War.|
|1677||Waldron and Frost sent to the Kennebec to subdue the Indians - peace was declared in 1678|
|1688||1688 - 1763 The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain for lands in North America consisting of King William's War (1688-1699), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744 - 1748) and the French and Indian War aka the Seven Years War (1754-1763)|
|1688||(1688-1699) King William's War (part of the French and Indian Wars) between France and the Wabanaki Confederacy and England and the Iroquois Confederacy. Peace Treaty made at Pemaquid. August 11,1693. and was ratified on Jan. 7. 1699|
|1702||(1702-1713) Queen Anne's War (part of the French and Indian Wars) between the French and Spanish colonies allied with the Wabanaki Confederacy, Mohawk, Choctaw, Timucua, Apalachee and Natchez tribes against the British colonies allied with the Muscogee (Creek), Chickasaw and Yamasee tribes.|
|1722||1722 - Wabanaki-New England War of 1722–1725 aka Father Rale's War or Lovewell's War between the Wabanaki Confederacy, Abenaki, Pequawket, Míkmaq and Maliseet against the New England Colonies and the Mohawks|
|1744||(1744–1748) King George's War (part of the French and Indian Wars) between the French colonies allied with the Wabanaki Confederacy and the British colonies allied with Iroquois Confederacy |
|1749||Father Le Loutre’s War (1749–1755), also known as the Indian War, the Míkmaq War and the Anglo-Míkmaq War |
|1754||(1754-1763) French and Indian War known in the US as the Seven Years War, (part of the French and Indian Wars) between the colonies of France allied with the Wabanaki Confederacy, Algonquin tribes, Abenaki, Míkmaq, Mohawk, Lenape, Ojibwa, Ottawa, Shawnee, Wyandot and Great Britain allied with the Iroquois Confederacy, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, Tuscarora, Mohawk, Cayuga, Catawba and Cherokee tribes |
|1763||Treaty of Paris|
|1775||1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution. |
|1776||July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence |
|1803||The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars for the land|
|1812||1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence|
|1820||Maine was admitted to the Union|
|1830||Indian Removal Act|
|1832||Department of Indian Affairs established|
|1861||1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. |
|1862||U.S. Congress passes Homestead Act opening the Great Plains to settlers|
|1865||The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy|
|1887||Dawes General Allotment Act passed by Congress leads to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands to white settlers|
|1969||All Indians declared citizens of U.S.|
|1979||American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed|
|History Timeline of the Native Indians of Maine|
State of Maine History Timeline
History of Maine Indians - Destruction and Decline
The history of the European invasion brought epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, measles and smallpox. The Native Indians of Maine had not developed immunities against these diseases resulting in huge losses in population. Exploitation including the leverage of taxes, enforced labor and enslavement were part of their history, taking their toll on the Maine Indians.
- History of Maine Indians
- Interesting Facts and information about the Maine Culture and History
- Names of indigenous Maine tribes of Indians
- Fast Facts, History Timeline and info
- Map of Maine
- History Timeline of the Maine Indians
State of Maine Indians - Additional Pictures and Videos
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