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  • n. Plural form of Penobscot.


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  • Beginning with the subjection of the Atlantic coastal tribes Pequots, Penobscots, Pamunkeys, Wampanoags, et al, hundreds of tribes and bands had either perished from the earth, been driven west into territories, or forcibly assimilated.


  • The Penobscots also complain they don't have any power to limit discharge of industrial waste into the Penobscot River, a waterway crucial to their culture.

    In Maine, Residents Battle

  • Last year, leaders of the Penobscots, one of the beneficiaries of the settlement, cut formal ties with Maine after Gov.

    In Maine, Residents Battle

  • The Penobscots run high-stakes bingo games on the island, which has about 700 residents.

    In Maine, Residents Battle

  • Now I don't take lots of painkillers; from my intimate knowledge of headaches, I've found that drugs often do absolutely no good, but when, as the Penobscots say, I am "in my moon," I usually go at least three days taking 800-2000 mg of ibuprofen a day.

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  • Penobscots to Nova Scotia had been ceded to France, in exchange for the island of St. Christopher.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • It was a dugout, quite unlike the graceful birch affairs that Jeremy had seen among the Penobscots, but serviceable and seaworthy enough.

    The Black Buccaneer

  • After Father Molin came Father Morain in 1677 to minister to the Penobscots and Passamaquoddies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Their territory joined that of the Micmacs on the northeast, and that of the Penobscots on the southwest.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Brunswick, and Quebec (820); the Passamaquoddies, on the bay of that name, in Maine (300); the Penobscots, at Old Town, Maine (400), and the Abnakis at St. Francis and Becancourt, Quebec (430).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize


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