Vetromile, Eugene (1819 - 1881)

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Fr. Euguene Vetromile was born in Gallipolis, Italy and was a philologist and missionary taught by the Society of Jesuits. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in Georgetown, District of Columbia in 1848 and came to Bangor and Old Town to work as a missionary and scholar with the Penobscot tribe in Bangor and Old Town, ME. He worked for 25 years on a dictionary of the Abnaki language.

Selected Bibliography

  • Indian Good Book, made By Eugene Vetromile for the Banefit of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, St. John's, Micmac, and other Tribes of the Abnaki Indians (1856)
  • Of Vetromiles' Noble Bible: Such as Happened Great Truths (1860)
  • The Abnakis and Their History (1866)

Selected Resources