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Kennebec Indian Chiefs and Leaders

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Bomazeen. A chief or sachem of the Kennebec tribe whose residence was at Norridgewock, Kennebec r., Me., the ancient capital or principal village of the tribe. He is mentioned as early as 1693 and is known to have died in 1724. He made a treaty with Gov. Phips in 1693; went to the fort at Pemaquid, Me. , in 1694 under a flag of truce, and was treacherously seized and cast into prison in Boston. After his release he waged war for a time on the settlements, attacking Chelmsford, Sudbury, and other towns in Massachusetts in 1706, and Saco, Me., in 1710. A treaty of peace to which his name was signed was made at Portsmouth, N. H., July 13, 1718. He was killed by a party under Capt. Moulton near Taconnet, Me., in 1724; about the same time his family at Norridgewock was fired upon, his daughter being killed and his mother taken prisoner, (C. T.)

 

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906


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