Posted by Admin, October 11, 2021
As a salute and expression of deep respect to the Native Americans who once populated our Saco River Valley on this Indigenous People’s Day, October 11 I submit the following narrative and pictures for our readers and members of the Biddeford Historical Society to dwell upon.
When the Europeans arrived in the present Saco Bay they took great wonder upon the native people they encountered. Small villages with longhouses and wigwams were in evidence throughout the Saco River Valley.
For thousands of years these people had lived in harmony with a dependence on what the natural environment was willing to provide them with. Engaged in both hunter food gathering and intense farming our Native American ancestors had fallen upon this region...