Membertou, Henry


Membertou, Henry
(1510?-1611)
   Micmac sagamore; became a convert to Christianity in extreme old age. In 1604 De Monts and his band of colonists landed in Acadia, and the chief received them hospitably. Assisted the French against hostile Indians, and in 1607 with a force of Micmacs defeated the Armouchiquois Indians. In 1610 baptized, with his family and other Indians; and was counted a zealous son of the church. Is reputed to have been over a hundred years of age at his death.
   Index: Ch Aged Indian who claimed to have known Jacques Cartier, 36.
   Bib.: Parkman, Pioneers of France.

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