British Captain George Weymouth can be credited with establishing a long-lasting pattern of deception in Anglo-Wabanaki relations. Weymouth and his men arrived in Pentecost (St. George) Harbor, and explored the mouth of the Kennebec River, scouting out land for a future English colony. During his travels, Weymouth kidnapped five Wabanaki Indians and brought them back to England, where he gave them as gifts to two English noblemen. Eventually, two of the captive Wabanaki returned home and brought back stories of European culture and civilization to their own people.

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