Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890
Contributed by Abbe Museum
This postcard shows the Wabanaki sale tents at the southeast end of Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor during the 1890s.
Wabanaki Indians (especially the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots) came to Mount Desert Island seeking relief from the confines of reservation life, along with the economic opportunities presented by a popular resort. For them, the island was a familiar place long frequented by their ancestors for fishing, hunting, and gathering and the rusticators who vacationed there provided a new opportunity to earn a living while remaining true to their heritage.
- Title: Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890
- Creation Date: 1904
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Town: Bar Harbor
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: postcard
- Dimensions (cm): 8 x 14
- Local Code: I-100.33
- Collection: Archives - Native Americans, Historic
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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LC Subject Headings
Indians of North America
Indian encampments--Maine--Bar Harbor
Indians of North America--Maine--Passamaquoddy Indians
Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians
Ledgelawn Avenue (Bar Harbor, Me.)
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