Abnaki Indians

A tribe of the Algonquian family, inhabiting a portion

of what is now the province of New Brunswick. They were early converts

of the French missionaries, and made common cause with the French

against the English colonists. A number were brought to Canada in the

seventeenth century, and formed a settlement on the St. Francis River, a

few miles above its junction with the St. Lawrence. The Indian town was

destroyed by Ro
ert Rogers in 1759. =Index=: (Count Frontenac era) Hostile to New England,

240; incited by Governor Denonville, 249; ravages committed by, 316;

attack settlement at York, 326; repulsed at Wells, 327; disposed to make

peace with New England, 328; French influence in opposite direction

prevails, 330; attack settlement of Oyster River, 330; fired on from

Fort Pemaquid under flag of truce, 331. (Bishop Laval era) Ravages committed by, on New

England settlements, 12; in Acadia, 228. (Wolfe / Montcalm era) Enemies of the English,

16. =Bib.=: Parkman, Frontenac and Montcalm and Wolfe; Pilling,

Bibliography of Algonquian Languages; Vetromile, The Abnakis and

their History.