Interview with John Stevens

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NA 3648 (local)
2010 (Date created)
 John Stevens interviewed by David Slagger, April 4, 2010, concerning the 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. Discussion includes discovery of original settlement act document of the 1800’s; framing of Don Gellers; Tom Tureen; Association of Aroostook Indians; anonymous donations and use of; John Stevens as Governor; Harold Louie; deal with Alan Sockabasin’s; conflict over Passamaquoddy flag; Terry Polchies; Donald Sanipass; Clair Sabbatus; James Pulchies; story of Delia Mitchell and Plaisted; rise of local conflicts in Princeton; the broom incident; arrest of Ranco, Phyllis Sabbatus, Pauline Stevens, and Mitchell; biased state politics; Morris Brooks; Jimmy Mitchell; Atumna Joe; meeting with Governor Reed; search for the Treaty of 1794; trust fund use; Bobby Newall; Tim Love; Jim Sappier; Andy Akins. Transcript: 23 pp. Recording: CD2115  45 min
Creator and/or Contributor
John Stevens (creator), David Slagger (contributor)
Other Subject Headings
1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. Original settlement act document of the 1800’s (Local)
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sound discs (CD)
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John Stevens (creator)