Passamaquoddy & Penobscot in “Voyages”

[…]Indian wigwams which were constructed in the same manner as those of the Souriquois [Mi’kmaq], that is, covered with tree-bark. So far as we could judge there are few Indians on this river [Penobscot], and these also are called Etechemins [thought to be Maliseet and Passamaquoddy]. They come there and to the islands only for a few months in summer during the fishing and hunting season, when game is plentiful. They are a people with no fixed abode, from what I have discovered and learned from themselves; for they pass the winter sometimes in one place and sometimes in another, wheresoever they perceive the hunting of wild animals is the best.[…]

Source: Samuel de Champlain, "[Passamaquoddy & Penobscot in] The Voyages" in The Works of Samuel de Champlain, vol. 1, H.P. Biggar (Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1922), 292.

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