Histoire Des Abenakis, Depuis 1605 Jusqu'à Nos Jours by Joseph Pierre Anselme Maurault

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MAURAULT, J[oseph Pierre] A[nselme] [1819-1871]. Histoire Des Abenakis, Depuis 1605 Jusqu'à Nos Jours. 8vo. pp. [5], iii, x, [1], 631, [4 leaves]incl. errata at end. later cloth. Sorel: Printed at the Office of the Sorel Gazette, 1866.                                                                                                     


     First Edition. Standard history of the Abenakis (Abnakis), a confederation of northeastern American Algonquian Indians, formerly based mainly in what is now Maine. Maurault gives some account of their manners and customs, French missionary work among them, and the role they played assisting the French during King William's War (1689-97), Queen Anne's War (1702-13), and the Seven Years' War (1756-63). Maurault ministered to the Abenaki mission of Saint-François-de-Sales near Saint-Thomas-de-Pierreville in Quebec. He mastered their language, and in addition to the present history, wrote two important reports in defence of their rights in 1856 and 1865.

     Dionne I 947, Gagnon I 2289, & Morgan p. 253 (all citing incorrect pagination). Pilling, Algonquian, p. 346. Sabin 46948. TPL 4520. Story pp. 1-2.