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Glooskap looking at the whale smoking his pipe

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Glooskap looking at the whale smoking his pipe

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

Glooskap (Gluskap, Gluskabe) is a legendary figure in Wabanaki history, purported to have created the earth and taught the Wabanaki people the skills to survive. He is both creator and teacher.

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  • Title: Glooskap looking at the whale smoking his pipe
  • 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 pl. 35
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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(207) 774-1822 x219

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