militaryIn this unit, students will learn about pre-Revolutionary War Penobscot Nation military history and about the many contributions Penobscot tribal members made in the defense of the United States since the Revolutionary War despite their social status – Native Americans were not considered U.S. citizens until 1924 and were denied voting rights in Federal elections until 1954 and in state and local elections until 1967.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 21, 1857

Author and Transendentalist Henry David Thoreau comes to Indian Island and hires Joe Polis for a journey to Moosehead Lake, the West Branch of Penobscot, the Allagash, East Branch of Penobscot, and then back down the main branch of the Penobscot River.