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Penobscots, North American Indians, are a branch of the Abenaki or eastern Algonquians who occupied the coast district in the State of Maine about the Lower Penobscot River and neighbouring bay named from them. Most of these are now civilised and settled in the same district, where they form a Roman Catholic community of abont 500. Another group of 300 or 400 have their camping grounds on the west side of Passamaquoddy Bay and around the shores of Lake Schoodie on the New Brunswick frontier.