CANTON — The Canton Historical Society will present “Lost Indian Tribes of Western Maine” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at 25 Turner St.

Peter Powell will show PowerPoint slides on the period from about 1600 to 1763, when the final treaty of the French and Indian Wars was signed. He will touch on about 20 tribes that lived west of the Kennebec River.

The tribes include Anasagunticooks of Topsham, Auburn and Canton Point; Pequawket of Fryeburg; Ameseconti of Farmington; Sokoki of York County; and Narantsouak, Teconnet, and Cushnoc of the Kennebec River.

He will also address tribal interactions with settlers, clerics and fishermen, as well as the eventual fate of the tribes.

Stowell is a native of and a student of all things Oxford County. His Canton connections reach back to the settlement’s beginnings and include the Harlow, Stanley, Reynolds, Russell, Holland and Stowell families.

He is the author of two books for the Arcadia Publishing Company of Charleston, South Carolina, “Images of America-Dixfield” and “Images of America-Old Town.”

For several years he was the editor of the Dixfield Star, the newsletter of the Dixfield Historical Society, and is a regular contributor to Memories of Maine magazine.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, E-mail [email protected]


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