Norridgewock

Quenewoys

Quenewoys or Quinamus was a Norridgewock leader who was present at Indian conferences in 1714, 1720, and possibly as late as 1727.  In the 1714 treaty, he is called a "right heir of Saco River" and was eager to have the English settle there.  In 1722 he removed to Wawenock (Beancour) and had a prominent role in Fr. Rasles' War and the subsequent negotiations.  His name may be translated as "old long hair."   Frank G. Speck, "Personal Reminiscences," in William Cowan, Papers of the Thirteenth Algonquian Conference (Ottowa: Carleton University, 1982), 123.

Wedaranaquin

Wedaranaquin, alias Captain Samuel, was a Kennebeck or Norridgewock tribal leader and diplomat in peace negotiations with the English.  He was an orator at the Casco conference in 1702, a delegate at the Portsmouth treaty of peace mission in 1713, and representative at a conference with Massachusetts authorities at Georgetown in 1717.

Hegon, Samson

Dondomhegon was a Norridgewock leader who was a signator to a 1701 treaty.  Most likely he was Samson Hegon, a Pennicook sagamore the brother of John Hegon.  The brothers may have been related to the chief Norridgewock sachem Mogg Hegon.  In 1691, Samson traveled to Wells, Maine and agreed to return English captives and consider lengthening a period of truce.  He was present at the treaty of Pemmaquid in 1698.  Drake, Biography and History of the Indians of North America, 310.  MA 29: 39; MA 37: 19.

Bomazeen, - 1724

Bomazeen was a Norridgewock war leader.  He may have been the father of Moxus.  Despite signing a treaty at Pemaquid in 1693, Bomazeen led attacks at Oyster River in New Hampshire, Groton in Massachusetts, and several other places in 1693 and 1694.  He was subsequently arrested and jailed at Boston and was released in 1699.  Afterwards, his name appears on several Indian conferences (Boston 1713, Portsmouth 1716, Georgetown 1717, and 1720).  He, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law Mogg were killed in August 1724 along with Sebastian Rasle during an English attack at

Moxus

Moxus, the son of Bomazeen, was a Penobscot leader and sagamore under the sachem Madokawando.  By 1701 he had become chief sachem of the Norridgewock Indians.  Of his family, a son was brought to France where he died and another, named Caesar, was living in 1714.  Moxus and his French allies attacked the English at Fort Charles at Pemaquid, Maine (1689), at York, Maine (1691 and 1692), at Oyster Bay in New Hampshire and Groton in Massachusetts (1694), and at Casco, Maine (1703).