Tag Archives: Native American

Winners and Losers: Part 1–The Captains at Fort George

Throughout the 1600s, war between France and Great Britain that had originated first in Europe or on the high seas spilled over into the American colonies. During these conflicts, allies from various Native tribes aided either the French or British, … Continue reading

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When Church Was State

While Capt. Gyles and company built Fort George, the Pejepscot Proprietors continued to plan the physical layout and municipal setup of the two towns on opposite banks of the Androscoggin River. These they named Brunswick, after the king’s Braunschweig family … Continue reading

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The Fort That John Built

  The year was 1715. Some twenty years earlier, during King William’s War (1689-1697), Native American and French soldiers had forced the British to abandon some New England settlements. Now a Boston-based investment group strove to profit from the abandoned … Continue reading

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They’re Baaack!

After King Philip’s War In 1675 and ’76 during King Philip’s War (aka Metacom’s Rebellion) [1], local Native Americans across New England attempted to rout English colonists. The local Natives of Merrymeeting Bay, weary of ill treatment by the settlers, … Continue reading

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Foreigners at Pejepscot

      Four hundred years ago, the locals called the Androscoggin, from Merrymeeting Bay to the falls at Lewiston, the Pejepscot River. The tidal river between Topsham and Brunswick was named after a long-ago native people. Even by the … Continue reading

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