Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation


This Ojibway Reservation known as Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation, is located in Washington County, Maine. Historically, these Ojibway People were not native to this region but when whites commenced to invade during 16th century, first wars occurred between them invading whites who used islands including Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland to build up their military forces, and Ojibway's. Dutch and French, first entered St. Lawrence River Valley in either 1530's or 1540's and discoverd a non Algonquian People living there. Around 1600, they returned and found Ojibway People living in St. Lawrence River Valley and further east. These Ojibway People are known as A-ben-a-ki which may mean "Abuser Earth or Earth Abuser," in Ojibway Language. It should be written as "Wa-ban A-ki." It means East Earth. So A-bend A-ki may actually mean Abuser Earth or Earth Abuser. Ojibway People may have named whites "Those That Abuse Earth" or Earth Abuser. Their way of telling each other that prophecy is correct. Thus, A-bend A-ki. These eastern Ojibway's known as Wa-ban A-ki include Passamaquoddy. To translate what it means is not simple. According to wikipedia it's derived from "Pes-ko-to-muh-ka-ti." It supposedly means "Pollock Spearer." We see an Ojibway word for "black" in Peskotomuhkati." It's muh-ka-ti. It's not pronounced that way however. We also see an Ojibway word for bear in "Pes-ko-to-muh-ka-ti." You pronounce muh-ka-ti as maa-kwa-di. So what does Pes-ko-to-muh-ka-ti actually mean? Wa-ban A-ki People including Passamaquoddy People, speak Ojibway. It could mean Valley Bear Precious. Word for heart in Ojibway is "Dee." It's not only a locative! If it was just a locative they'd name it Pas-sa Ma-quod-ag. Translated it means Valley Bear Place. Ojibway's considered Passamaquoddy land precious. They did so by including their word for heart which is "Dee." After these Eastern Ojibway's agreed to peace after War of 1812, they were set aside Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation. It has a land area of 43.4 sq. mi. or 112.5 sq. km. This Ojibway Reservation is quite small. According to 2010's census, Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation has a population of 718. Of it's population of 718, 83.43% are Ojibway. Whites make up 11.54% of it's population. Mixed bloods make up 5.03% of it's population. These people don't know who they are. We know they are Ojibway. If they spoke Ojibway, it means they are Ojibway.





Demographics of Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation

Land Area: 43.4 sq. mi. or 112.5 sq. km.

Total Population: 718

Indian: 83.43%

White: 11.54%

Mixed: 5.03%

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