Title

Conflicts between natives and newcomers on Matinicus Island date back to 1753, w

Source

Island Journal

Date

1988

Volume Number

Volume 5

Pages

16

Abstract

Conflicts between natives and newcomers on Matinicus Island date back to 1753, when Penobscot Tribe Indians, receiving no relief from Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor Spencer Phipps, massacred their English fishing competitors. Today, summer people are often blamed for the declining lobster industry. Matinicus has its own customs (Angry? Slash someone's tires), no real law enforcement, no long-range plan for its garbage, and an informal but effective governance run by three assessors chosen as selectmen. Details.

Subjects

Matinicus Island

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