“Near the house was a large lodge, owned by an old chief named Toke, who, with his family and slaves, had taken up their abode, although his own place was across the Bay, at its south side, near Cape Shoal-water, at a point known as Toke’s Point, a name still retained by Captain Alden on his chart.

“Toke had been a man of a great deal of importance among the Indians, but advancing years and an inordinate love of whisky had reduced him to being regarded as an object of contempt and aversion by the whites, and a butt for the jests and ridicule of the Indians. But, when the old fellow was sober, he was full of traditionary tales of prowess, and legends of the days of old.

“He was also one of the best men in the Bay to handle a canoe, or to show the various channels and streams…His wife, Suis, was a most remarkable woman, possessing a fund of information in all matters relative to incidents and traditions relating to the Bay…(Swan 1969:34).

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