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Maine Indian man, Portland, 1920

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Maine Indian man, Portland, 1920 / Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Chapter 5, page 148-152.

Living within the new American society was a difficult adjustment for Native people. Some found work in logging, camps, factories, and shipbuilding; but this new way of life was very far removed from their native roots of sustainability and living from the earth.

It was difficult for Maine's Wabanaki to survive in this new society that valued wealth and possessions over all else.