At the first thunder shower in the spring; old Indians would go outside and build a fire; and cut up tobacco and throw it in (the fire) saying “our grandfather wants a smoke.”

Wečkawihle petαko mile wətαmawe kəmohsomsena here comes the Thunder, give tobacco to your grandfather.

September 14, 1853

Author and Transendentalist Henry David Thoreau meets and hires Joseph Attean to guide him into the Maine woods.