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The Indian Puck, or Robin Good-Fellow, ca. 1884

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Tomah Joseph (1837-1914), a Passamaquoddy Indian living at Peter Dana Point, etched the "Mikamwes" illustration on birchbark.

It is the frontispiece of the book Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes by Charles G. Leland (1884).

Joseph also provided much information about the legends for Leland.

Other Information


  • Title: The Indian Puck, or Robin Good-Fellow, ca. 1884
  • Creator: Joseph, Tomah
  • Creation Date: circa 1884
  • Subject Date: circa 1884
  • State: ME, NB
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: QJ 398.2 L538
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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