Penobscot materials, Samuel George Morton Papers

Penobscot | Pejepscot
Language(s): English
Date: March 7, 1839
Type: Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains. Cleaveland has attempted to obtain a Penobscot or St. John's skull, without success. Has sent a Pejepscot skull, taken from a burial ground near the Androscoggin River, 20 miles from Brunswick; belongs to Bowdoin's anatomical cabinets and should be returned.
Samuel George Morton Papers (Mss.B.M843)