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MEMBERTOU, Henry, Micmac sagamore, born about 1510; died in 1611. He is said to have seen Jacques Cartier in his youth, received De Monts and his colonists on their arrival in Acadia in 1604 in a most friendly manner, and, being the most powerful chief on the coast, was ever afterward of great assistance to them. When the French were threatened by hostile Indians, he gathered 400 of his tribe in a palisaded village near the French post for their defence. In 1607 he led a large-Micmac force against the Armouchiquois Indians, near Merrimack river, and defeated them. Lescarbot commemorated his victory in a French poem. Membertou was hastily baptized, with his wife and three sons and sixteen others, 24 June, 1610, and seemed to endeavor to live a Christian life, though his excessive zeal led him to wish to make war on all tribes that refused to embrace Christianity. In the autumn of the following 'year he was brought in a dying condition to I)ort Royal, and, though carefully attended by the missionaries, soon expired at the reputed age of more than a century.
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