At the first thunder shower in the spring; old Indians would go outside and build a fire; and cut up tobacco and throw it in (the fire) saying “our grandfather wants a smoke.”

Wečkawihle petαko mile wətαmawe kəmohsomsena here comes the Thunder, give tobacco to your grandfather.

November 3, 1755

Penobscot Scalp Proclamation issed by Spencer Phips, Lt. Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.