Just That Easy
The Penobscot Native Americans had no problems of any import for about 11,000 years other than a little bickering with the Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mi'kmaq nations.
But, then, in 1668, Biglikemoose was on border duty and the Europeans showed up with alcohol. After a couple of drinks, Biglikemoose was giving away land sections to the Europeans. The transactions weren't totally one sided, the Europeans were giving away measles and smallpox.
(None of the above account is true except the part about the alcohol, measles and smallpox.)
Kennebunkport, Maine 2014
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