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panion, 285-290.

Lovewell's Fight, 245.

Madawaska, the, 80.

Maine, mountainous region of, 4;
intelligence of backwoodsmen in,
24; view of, 73; the forest of, 88.



Map of the Public Lands of Maine
and Massachusetts, 17, 101, 104, 308.

Marriage, a sign of, 232.

Mars' Hill, 8.

Matahumkeag, 107; meaning of the
word, 157; 210.

Matanancook River, the, 321.

Mattaseunk, 18.

Mattawamkeag, the, 12, 13, 16; mean
ing of the name, 157; 256.

Mattawamkeag Point, 4, 11, 38, 88,
316, 319.

Matungamook Lake, 295.

McCauslin, or "Uncle George,"
weather-bound at farm of, 23-29;
good services as guide by, 40-42.

Michaux on lumbering, quoted, 48.

Milford (Me.), 7.

Millinocket Lake, 29, 41, 73, 260.

Millinocket River, 29, 31, 86-88, 223.

Ministers, with, on Ktaadn, 214.

Mohawk Rips, the, 322.

Mohawk traditions, 154.

Molasses, Molly, 174.

Molunkus (Me.), 13, 15.

Monhegan Island, 94.

Monsoii (Me.), 97, 98, 161.

Moose, sign of, 58, 65, 108; carcass
of a, 109; night expedition in vain
hunt for, 110-115; shooting at and
wounding a, 122-124; found, mea
sured, and skinned, 125-130; Indian
ideas about, 153; Indian tradition
of evolution of, from the whale,
163; shooting and skinning a, on
Second Lake, 292-295.

Moose-flies, 246.

Moosehead Lake, 45, 46, 73, 95, 97, 99;
steamers and sail-boats on, 100;
104, 108, 117, 145, 150, 152; Indian
name for, 155; 159, 175, 176, 181; ex
tent of, 183; 184, 188, 193, 231, 252;
dragon-fly on, 255; 272, 299, 322.

Moosehorn Deadwater, 109.

Moosehorn Stream, the, 111, 113, 117,
118, 145, 216.

Moose River, 189.

Moose wardens, laxness of, 231.

Moose-wood, 65 ; phosphorescent
light in, 199.

Morrison, John, head of a lumber-



Mosquitoes, 246, 310, 311.
Mountain-ash, 94.



INDEX



Mountain-tops, 71.
Mud Pond, 233, 237, 238, 240, 243, 244.
Murch Brook, 58, 64, 74.
Musquash, calling a, 228.

Nahant (Mass.), 170.

Nature, the earth as made by, 77, 78;

always young, 89, 90; the coarse

use of, 133.
Neptune, Louis, 10, 86; a call on

Governor, 162, 163 ; the old chief,

174.
Nerlumskeechticook Mountain, 249,

260, 291, 297, 298, 301.
Nicketow (Me.), 7, 19, 260, 316, 319.
Night, in the woods, a, 43-45;

thoughts by a stream at, 131;

sounds in the woods at, 247, 248.
Noliseemack, Shad Pond or, 29.
North Twin Lake, 39, 80, 84.
No-see-em, midge called, 245, 246.

Oak Hall hand-bill and carry, 55,

83.

Olamon Mountains, 323.
Olamon River, the, and meaning of

word, 324.
Old Fort Hill, 166.
Oldtown (Me.), 4, 6, 7, 9, 88, 142, 152,

153, 160, 161, 166, 167, 174, 192, 202,

204, 222, 226, 259, 272, 274, 313, 320,

322, 323, 325-327.

Orchis, the great round-leaved, 240.
Orono(Me-), 92.
Osier, red, Indian word for, 188.

Paddling, a lesson in, 325, 326.
Pamadumcook Lakes, the, 30, 45, 47,

84; meaning of the word, 156; 260.
Passadumkeag River, the, 8, 9, 323,

324.
Passamagamet Falls, 51 ; " warping

up," 53 ; 84.

Passamagamet Lake, 50, 51.
Passamagamet Stream, 50, 51.
Passamaquoddy River, the, 5, 91.
Peaked Mountain, 254.
Peetweets, Indian word for, 182.
Penobscot County, 73.
Penobscot Indians, sociability of,

321.
Penobscot River, the, 3, 5, 6; Indian

islands in the, 7; 17, 18, 24, 29, 31,

32, 40, 41, 54, 77, 80, 87, 91, 95, 96,



103-105, 107, 108; between Moose-
head and Chesuncook Lake, de
scribed, 117; 145, 148; meaning of
the word, 157, 158, 161; 166, 176,
193, 202; West Branch of, 203; 208,
209, 233, 234, 238, 270-272; main
boom of the, 329.

Phosphorescent wood, 199-201.

Pine, the white, 160; forests, 169;
red, 268 ; Labrador and red, 296.

Pine Stream, 122, 136, 216.

Pine Stream Deadwater, 121.

Pine Stream Falls, 136, 216.

Piscataquis Falls, 322.

Piscataquis River, the, 101 ; meaning
of the word, 157; 179, 260, 327.

Pitching a canoe, 105.

Plants, abundance of strange, by
Moosehead Lake, 103, 104, 188; ob
served on Mount Kineo, 195;
about camp on the Caucomgomoc,
223; along the Umbazookskus,
229, 230; in cedar swamp by
Chamberlain Lake, 239-241; oil East
Branch, 302.

Pockwockomus Falls, 56, 57, 83.

Pockwockomus Lake, 50.

Pokelogan, a, 56.

Poling a batteau, 34, 35, 53, 54.

Polis, Joe, 174; secured as guide,
175; puzzled about white men's
law, 192; travels and opinions of,
217, 218; calls upon Daniel Web
ster, 279 ; as a boy, hard experience
in traveling of, 308; good-by to,
327.

Politicians, country, 8, 9.

Pongoquahem Lake, 260.

Portage, a rough, 33 ; round Ambe-
jijis Falls, 51.

Province man, a green, 16.

Quakish Lake, 33, 36, 85.
Quebec, meaning of the word, 157;
257.

Ragmuff Stream, 118, 121, 145, 216.

Rain, 33, 265, 266.

Rapids, shooting, 81.

Rasles, Father, Dictionary of the

Abenaki language, 154.
Red shirts, 31, 145.
Repaired road, a, 98.
Restigouche River, the, 178.



INDEX



Ripogenus Portage, 80.
Roaches, silvery, 59.
Road, a supply, 212; recipe for mak
ing a, 244.
Rock-Ebeeme, 20.
Rock hills, singular, 282.
Roots of spruce, as thread, 225, 226.
Russell Stream, 104.

St. Francis Indian, 146, 208.

St. John River, the, 5, 40, 80, 101,

137, 176, 178, 203, 233, 238, 251, 256,

257, 270, 271, 274.
St. Lawrence River, the, 80, 233,

238.

Salmon River, 19.
Sandbar Island, 100, 188, 189.
Schoodic Lake, 256.
School question, the, among Indians,

323, 324.

Seboois Lakes, 222, 261, 310.
Second Lake, 274, 276, 281 ; beauty of,

290-292, 297.
Shad Pond, or Noliseemack, 29, 30,

86.

Shad-flies, ephemerae or, 255.
Sheldrakes, Indian word for, 182;

254, 274, 276.
Singing, 41, 42.

Smith, Ansell, clearing and settle
ment of, 137-145.
Snowberry, creeping, used as tea,

227.

" Somebody & Co.," 14.
Souneunk Mountains, the, 218, 260.
South Twin Lake, 39.
Sowadnehunk Deadwater, 58.
Sowadnehunk River, the, 31, 79.
Sparrow, the white-throated, 213,

249,262.

Spencer Bay Mountain, 183.
Spencer Mountains, 108.
" Spokelogan," 268.
Spring, a cool, 280.
Springer, J. S., Forest Life, quoted,

21, note; on lumbering, quoted, 48,

note ; on the spruce tree, quoted,

75; about the digging of a canal,

quoted, 270, 271.
Spruce, the, 104; Indian words for

black and white, 209; difference

between black and white, 225.
Spruce beer, a draught of, 30.
Squaw Mountain, 183.



Squirrel, the red, 241.

Stars known to Indian, 247.

Stillwater (Me.), 4, 167.

Sugar Island, 101, 183, 194; near

Olamon River, 324.
Sunday, an Indian's, 201, 202, 214,

215, 223, 229.

Sunkhaze, the, 8, 325,326.
" Swampers," 242.
" Sweet cakes," 12.

Tea, varieties of forest, 227; hem
lock, 312.

Telasinis Lake, 267.

Telos Lake, 235, 245, 264; Indian
name for, 267; 270, 274, 281, 290,
299.

Tent, description of, 196, 197.

Thistle, the Canada, 96.

Thoreau, Henry David, leaves Con
cord for Maine, 31 Aug. 1846, 3;
starts "up river" from Bangor,
4; strikes into the wilderness, 15;
starts for summit of Ktaadn, 61,
62; begins descent, 72; leaves
Boston by steamer for Bangor, 13
Sept. 1853, 93; takes Moosehead
Lake steamer for return home, 159;
starts on third excursion to
Maine Woods, 20 July, 1857, 174;
reaches farthest northern point,
259; lands at Oldtown, the journey
finished, 326.

Thrush, wood, Indian word for, 186.

Thunder-storm, violent, 261, 262.

Timber, 18; land, best in Maine, 235.

Tomhegan Stream, 203.

Traps, a find of steel, 302.

Tree, fall of a, at night, 115; a dan
gerous, 221.

Trees, varieties of, 22, 116 ; along the
Penobscot, 107, 120 ; about camp on
the Caucomgomoc, 223; along the
Umbazookskus, 231; on island in
Heron Lake, farthest northern
point, 259 ; on East Branch, 302.

Tree-tops, a walk over, 67; appear
ance of various, 121.

Trout, true and cousin-, 59.

Trout Stream, 235, 269; Indian name
for, 295.

Umbazookskus, the, 219, 222; Much
Meadow River, 229 ; 230, 232.



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INDEX



Umbazookskus Lake, 233, 238.
Usnea lichen, Indian word for, 186.

Veazie's mills, 166.
Voyageurs, Canadian, 6.

Waite's farm, 23.
" Warping up," 57.
Washing in a lake, 249.
Wassataquoik River, the, 3, 312.
Water-troughs, 97.
Wayfarer's-tree or hobble-bush, 96.
Webster, Daniel, Joe Polis's call
upon, 279.



Webster Pond, 270, 273; Indian name
for, 273.

Webster Stream, 161, 264; Indian
name for, 273; 275, 289, 297, 299, 300.

West Branch, tramp up the, 17; 20,
31, 32, 291, 316.

Whetstone Falls, 313.

White Mountains, the, 4.

Whitehead Island, 94.

Woods, wetness of the, 22; charac
teristics of Maine, and uses of all,
167-173; destruction of the, 252-
254.

Woodstock (N. B.), 256.



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