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Glooskap and Keanke spearing the whale

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Glooskap and Keanke spearing the whale

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This engraving appears in the book Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folklore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribes by Charles Leland (1884).

Glooskap (Gluskap, Gluskabe) was a mythological being in many stories of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indians.

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  • Title: Glooskap and Keanke spearing the whale
  • Creation Date: 1884
  • Subject Date: 1884
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 8 cm
  • Local Code: QJ 398.2 L538
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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