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Meet Molly Ockett, Last of the Pequawkets
June 2007

— MADISON — Learn how Molly Ockett, sole survivor of Pequawket heritage, survived among the people who usurped her
homeland and destroyed her people. The Madison Historical Society presents Carol Foord as Molly Ockett, Last of the
Pequawkets, on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m., at the Madison Historical Society
building.

The Abenaki doctress Molly Ockett (Marie Agathe) was a member of the dwindling Pequawket Indian tribe. Many of its
members had perished in the infamous one-day skirmish known as Lovewell’s Battle, which took place in what is now
Fryeburg, Maine, in 1725. Survivors, including her parents, moved to the Jesuit village of Odanak in Canada. In 1755, when
Molly was in her teens, Capt. Robert Rogers and his Indian raiders torched this village. Molly escaped, but many others in her
tribe perished. After living withSebattis in the Fryeburg area for a number of years,
she moved to the Androscoggin River Valley and raised
her children alone.

Religious, honest, proud and clever, Molly was determined to survive in a white man’s world. She wove baskets, sewed
deerskin, embroidered with porcupine quills, hunted and prepared pelts and used her knowledge of plants to heal the sick. She
was revered by many white settlers as a doctress and feared by others as a witch. Molly was always generous and kind to
those who offered food and shelter when she needed it.

Come meet Molly at this free event that is open to the public
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