Maliseet

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The Maliseet (also known as Wolastoqiyik and in French also as �tchemins and Mal�cites) are a Native American tribe that lived along the border between New Brunswick and Quebec in Canada, and Maine in the United States Their customs and Algonquian language are similar to the neighboring Mi'kmaq, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes. They also shared some land with those tribes.

In the Jay Treaty of 1794, the Maliseet were granted free travel between the United States and Canada because their territory spanned both sides of the border.

Approximately 3,000 Maliseets live in New Brunswick, in the Madawaska, Tobique, Woodstock, Kingsclear, St. Mary's and Oromocto tribes. There are 600 in the Houlton Band in Maine and 200 in the Viger First Nation in Quebec.

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